Glauber's salt
noun Etymology: Johann R. Glauber died 1668 German chemist Date: 1736 a colorless crystalline sulfate of sodium Na2SO4•10H2O used especially in dyeing, as a cathartic, and in solar energy systems — sometimes used in plural; called also Glauber salt

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  • Glauber's salt — Salt Salt, n. [AS. sealt; akin to OS. & OFries. salt, D. zout, G. salz, Icel., Sw., & Dan. salt, L. sal, Gr. ?, Russ. sole, Ir. & Gael. salann, W. halen, of unknown origin. Cf. {Sal}, {Salad}, {Salary}, {Saline}, {Sauce}, {Sausage}.] 1. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Glauber's salt — Glau ber s salt or Glauber s salts Glau ber s salts [G. glaubersalz, from Glauber, a German chemist who discovered it. See {Glauberite}.] Sulphate of soda, a well known cathartic. It is a white crystalline substance, with a cooling, slightly… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Glauber's salt — [glou′bərz] n. [after J. R. Glauber (1604 68), Ger chemist] hydrated sodium sulfate, Na2SO4·10H2O, a crystalline salt used in medicine as a cathartic or diuretic, and in heating systems, etc.: also Glauber salt (or salts) …   English World dictionary

  • Glauber's salt — Glau·ber s salt .glau̇ bər(z) also Glau·ber salt bər n a colorless crystalline sodium sulfate Na2SO4·10H2O used esp. in dyeing, as a cathartic, and in solar energy systems sometimes used in pl. Glauber Johann Rudolf (1604 1670) German physician… …   Medical dictionary

  • Glauber's salt — Sodium sulphate So di*um sul phate A salt well known as a catharic under the name of {Glauber s salt}, which term is properly applied to the hydrate, {Na2SO4.10H2O}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Glauber's salt — Glau′ber s salt′ [[t]ˈglaʊ bərz[/t]] n. chem. a form of sodium sulfate, a colorless, crystalline, water soluble solid, Na2SO4•10H2O, used chiefly in textile dyeing and as a cathartic • Etymology: 1730–40; after J. R. Glauber (1604–68), German… …   From formal English to slang

  • Glauber's salt — n. (also Glauber s salts) a crystalline hydrated form of sodium sulphate used esp. as a laxative. Etymology: J. R. Glauber, Ger. chemist d. 1668 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Glauber's salt — /glow beuhrz/ the decahydrate form of sodium sulfate, a colorless, crystalline, water soluble solid, Na2SO410H2O, used chiefly in textile dyeing and as a cathartic. Also, Glauber salt. [1730 40; named after J. R. Glauber (1604 68), German… …   Universalium

  • Glauber's salt — [ glaʊbəz, glɔ: ] noun a crystalline hydrated form of sodium sulphate, formerly used as a laxative. Origin C18: named after the 17th cent. German chemist Johann R. Glauber …   English new terms dictionary

  • Glauber's Salt —   A salt, sodium sulfate decahydrate, that melts at 90 degrees Fahrenheit; a component of eutetic salts that can be used for storing heat …   Energy terms

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