Glauber's salt

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Glau·​ber's salt | \ ˈglau̇-bər(z)- How to pronounce Glauber's salt (audio) \

Definition of Glauber's salt

: 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

First Known Use of Glauber's salt

1736, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Glauber's salt

Johann R. Glauber †1668 German chemist

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The first known use of Glauber's salt was in 1736

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“Glauber's salt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Glauber%27s%20salt. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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Glauber's salt

noun
Glau·​ber's salt | \ ˌglau̇-bər(z)- How to pronounce Glauber's salt (audio) \
variants: also Glauber salt \ -​bər-​ How to pronounce Glauber salt (audio) \

Medical Definition of Glauber's salt

: a colorless crystalline sodium sulfate Na2SO4·10H2O used especially in dyeing, as a cathartic, and in solar energy systems sometimes used in plural

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