aluminum sulfate

noun
Updated on: 6 Nov 2017

Definition of aluminum sulfate

: a white salt Al2(SO4)3 usually made by treating bauxite with sulfuric acid and used in making paper, in water purification, and in tanning

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First Known Use of aluminum sulfate

1868


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aluminum sulfate

noun

medical Definition of aluminum sulfate

: a colorless salt Al2(SO4)3 that is a powerful astringent and is used as a local antiperspirant and in water purification

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