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

Examples of calcium sulfate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Depending on the coagulant used during production, like magnesium chloride (called nigari) or calcium sulfate, tofu supplies good amounts of these minerals, too. Matthew Kadey, Outside Online, 18 Aug. 2022 Weighing in at one ounce under a pound, this bread was made with a number of ingredients that required a Google search to identify, including leavening agents calcium sulfate, sodium acid pyrophosphate and monocalcium phosphate and palm wax. Ariel Cheung, chicagotribune.com, 11 Mar. 2022 Gypsum – calcium sulfate – is an amendment that improves clay soils. oregonlive, 7 Feb. 2022 After exposure to water, the calcium sulfate molecule will dissociate. oregonlive, 7 Feb. 2022 The Ford and Mazda inflators are the earliest generation made by Takata that used calcium sulfate as a drying agent. Tom Krisher, Star Tribune, 19 Jan. 2021 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, 21 Feb. 2020 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, 21 Feb. 2020 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, 21 Feb. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of calcium sulfate

1868, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of calcium sulfate was in 1868

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6 Sep 2022

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“Calcium sulfate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/calcium%20sulfate. Accessed 1 Oct. 2022.

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More Definitions for calcium sulfate

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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