ammonium sulfate

noun

Definition of ammonium sulfate 

: a colorless crystalline salt (NH4)2SO4 used chiefly as a fertilizer

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So, a good synthetic source is ammonium sulfate, for instance. OregonLive.com, "Should I pinch off blueberry blossoms? What fertilizer is best? Ask an expert," 28 Apr. 2018 Kowalewski recommends sulfate products such as ferrous sulfate, iron sulfate and ammonium sulfate. Kym Pokorny, OregonLive.com, "Controlling moss in your lawn starts with keeping grass healthy," 17 Dec. 2017

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1866, in the meaning defined above

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ammonium sulfate

noun

Medical Definition of ammonium sulfate 

: a colorless crystalline salt (NH4)2SO4 used as a fertilizer and in medicine as a local analgesic

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