from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Magnesium oxide.
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- n. magnesium oxide
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A light earthy white substance, consisting of magnesium oxide (MgO), and obtained by heating magnesium hydrate or carbonate, or by burning magnesium. It has a slightly alkaline reaction, and is used in medicine as a mild antacid laxative. See magnesium.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A mineral said to be brought from Magnesia.
- n. Magnesium oxid (MgO), a white tasteless substance having a feeble alkaline reaction.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a white solid mineral that occurs naturally as periclase; a source of magnesium
MacNeil was using milk of magnesia, which is the hydroxide, for 'gastric acidity'.
Magnesium oxide, sometimes called magnesia or magnesia usta, resembles lime in many respects.
It is then gradually removed one shelf lower as the decomposition increases, until it arrives at the bottom shelf, where it is completely decomposed in the state of magnesia, which is emptied through, E.
Pyrophosphate of magnesia, which is the form in which phosphoric oxide is generally weighed, differs from the ordinary phosphate in the proportion of base to acid.
Commercially available opacifiers are based on zirconium silicate, prepared with other additions such as magnesia and zinc oxide.
Low walls around the site are studded with blue milk of magnesia bottles in wave formations and more than 25,000 seashells.
Since he had complained about indigestion, Mamie gave her husband milk of magnesia.8
Snyder suggested giving him a tablespoon of milk of magnesia.
WIRED Seventeen axes deliver more movements than a milk of magnesia-frosted bran muffin.
Some give Josh Marshall some milk of magnesia, poor guy has been constipated for a while now.