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- n. A saline evaporite, consisting of sodium sulphate, with the chemical formula Na2SO4·10H2O.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Native sodium sulphate; Glauber's salt.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name given to the hydrous sulphate of sodium, or Glauber salt, occurring usually in a state of efflorescence about salt-springs. It is used as a substitute for soda in the manufacture of glass.
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Sodium sulfate decahydrate, Na2SO4. 10H2O; also called mirabilite; used in medicine as a mild laxative.
Moreover, Sichuan's reserves of 11 minerals like natural gas, lithium and mirabilite rank the second in China; reserves of another 5 like platinum-group metals and iron rank the third in China; reserves of 8 minerals including dolomite used for smelting magnesium and light rare-earth rank the fourth and reserves of phosphate rank the fifth in the country.