Epsom salt
noun Date: 1770 Epsom salts

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  • Epsom salt — Epsom salts Ep som salts or Epsom salt Ep som salt (Med.) Sulphate of magnesia having cathartic qualities; originally prepared by boiling down the mineral waters at Epsom, England, whence the name; afterwards prepared from sea water; but now from …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Epsom salt — magnio sulfatas heptahidratas statusas T sritis chemija formulė MgSO₄·7H₂O atitikmenys: angl. bitter salt; Epsom salt; magnesium sulfate heptahydrate rus. английская соль; горькая соль; магния сульфата гептагидрат ryšiai: sinonimas – magnio… …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • Epsom salt — Ep′som salt n. chem. pha Often, Epsom salts. hydrated magnesium sulfate, MgSO4∙7H2O, occurring as small colorless crystals: used in fertilizers, dyeing and tanning, and as a cathartic • Etymology: 1760–70; after Epsom; so called from its presence …   From formal English to slang

  • Epsom salt — Ep·som salt .ep səm n EPSOM SALTS * * * magnesium sulfate …   Medical dictionary

  • Epsom salt — Often, Epsom salts. Chem., Pharm. hydrated magnesium sulfate, MgSO4·7H2O, occurring as small colorless crystals: used in fertilizers, the dyeing of fabrics, leather tanning, etc., and in medicine chiefly as a cathartic. [1760 70; after EPSOM; so… …   Universalium

  • epsom salt — magnesium sulfate (MgSO4 ⋅ 7H2O) …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • Epsom salt — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Epsom salts — Ep som salts or Epsom salt Ep som salt (Med.) Sulphate of magnesia having cathartic qualities; originally prepared by boiling down the mineral waters at Epsom, England, whence the name; afterwards prepared from sea water; but now from certain… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Epsom salts — or Epsom salt n. 〚after EPSOM〛 a white, crystalline salt, magnesium sulfate, MgSO4·7H2O, used as a cathartic * * * …   Universalium

  • Epsom salts — or Epsom salt n. [after EPSOM] a white, crystalline salt, magnesium sulfate, MgSO4·7H2O, used as a cathartic …   English World dictionary

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