Glauber's salt love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A colorless hydrated sodium sulfate, Na2SO4·10H2O, used in paper and glass manufacturing and as a cathartic and diuretic.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. sodium sulphate decahydrate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sulphate of soda, a well-known cathartic. It is a white crystalline substance, with a cooling, slightly bitter taste, and is commonly called “salts.”
  • n. See in Vocabulary.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (Na2SO4.10H2O) a colorless salt used as a cathartic

Etymologies

After Johann Rudolf Glauber (1604-1668), German chemist.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the surname of the German iatrochemist Johann Glauber, who manufactured sodium sulphate in 1656, and salt. (Wiktionary)

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