bath salts

plural noun

Definition of bath salts

1 : a usually colored crystalline compound for perfuming and softening bathwater
2 : any of various synthetic illicit drugs with stimulant and sometimes hallucinogenic properties that are used (as by being injected or snorted) typically in the form of a white or brown crystalline powder

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Recent Examples on the Web The examiners listed the cause of his death as organ failure brought on by his use of drugs known as bath salts. Phillip Jackson,, 19 May 2021 Goodie bags of incense, bath salts and homemade soap were being given out as well as hand warmers. Nicole Norfleet, Star Tribune, 20 Apr. 2021 Parachute has nourishing lotions, natural bath salts and other limited-edition, pampering products Mom can use before drying off and putting on a cozy cotton robe. oregonlive, 6 May 2021 Maude's bath salts are crafted from a skin-softening and rejuvenating blend of salt crystals hand-harvested from the Southern Dead Sea, magnesium, potassium, sulfur, zinc, and more nourishing vitamins and minerals. Karina Hoshikawa,, 29 Apr. 2021 Smoking weed is normal, despite the plant being listed as a Schedule 1 drug by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, alongside such substances as heroin, bath salts, and mescaline. Nicholas Quah, Vulture, 20 Apr. 2021 There are boxes for new moms, stylish moms, practical moms, moms who love bath salts, and so on. Malia Griggs, SELF, 14 Apr. 2021 Primal Oceans Salt Cave, at 8 S. La Grange Road, will the first 100 customers a goody bag with its signature lotion and bath salts. Kimberly Fornek,, 13 Apr. 2021 This huge bag of bath salts is a great gift for any mothers who need to take some time out for themselves and have a long soak in the tub. Lauren Corona,, 27 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of bath salts

1899, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of bath salts was in 1899

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bath salts

noun plural

Medical Definition of bath salts

1 : a usually colored crystalline compound for perfuming and softening bathwater
2 : any of various synthetic, illicit, stimulant drugs that contain derivatives of cathinone (such as MDPV) and are typically sold as white or brown crystalline powders Los Angeles County health officials warned Tuesday against the use of bath salts—the designer drug involved in a series of bizarre incidents and arrests—just one week after a new study charted a skyrocketing number of calls to U.S. poison control centers about the drug.— Wesley Lowery, The Los Angeles Times, 17 Oct. 2012 sometimes singular Although the man was later proven to not be under the influence of bath salt, the incident nonetheless brought the drug national attention. — Lauren McGaughy, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana), 11 Nov. 2012

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