calcium sulfate

noun

Definition of calcium sulfate 

: a white salt CaSO4 that occurs especially as anhydrite, gypsum, and plaster of paris and that in hydrated form is used as a building material and in anhydrous form is used as a drying agent

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The recall disclosed Tuesday covers inflators using calcium sulfate as a desiccant. Ryan Beene, chicagotribune.com, "Takata air bag recall expands to 2.7 million more in Nissan, Ford, Mazda models," 12 July 2017 In areas with sodic soils, gypsum (calcium sulfate) is effective at removing salt and building structure. OregonLive.com, "Should I pinch off blueberry blossoms? What fertilizer is best? Ask an expert," 28 Apr. 2018 Only inflators with the desiccant calcium sulfate are currently under recall; these inflators still contain the propellant ammonium nitrate. Clifford Atiyeh And Rusty Blackwell, Car and Driver, "Massive Takata Airbag Recall: Everything You Need to Know, Including Full List of Affected Vehicles," 31 Aug. 2017 Only inflators with the desiccant calcium sulfate are currently under recall Clifford Atiyeh And Rusty Blackwell, Car and Driver, "Massive Takata Airbag Recall: Everything You Need to Know, Including Full List of Affected Vehicles," 31 Aug. 2017

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1868, in the meaning defined above

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calcium sulfate

noun

Medical Definition of calcium sulfate 

: a white calcium salt CaSO4 used especially as a diluent in tablets and in hydrated form as plaster of paris

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