from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A white powder, Mg(OH)2, used as an antacid and a laxative.
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- n. The base Mg(OH)2 that occurs naturally as brucite; it is used as an antacid and in many industrial processes
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A slightly alkaline chemical substance, Mg(OH)2, the active principle in the antacid milk of magnesia, also used as a laxative.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a white crystalline powder used chiefly in medicines
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