Epsom salt

noun Ep·som salt \ ˈep-səm- \

First Known Use of epsom salt

1770

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Epsom salts

noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction

Definition of Epsom salts

: a bitter colorless or white crystalline salt MgSO4·7H2O that is a hydrated magnesium sulfate with cathartic properties

Origin and Etymology of epsom salts

Epsom, England


EPSOM SALT Defined for English Language Learners

Epsom salt

Definition of Epsom salt for English Language Learners

  • : a bitter salt that is used in medicine


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Epsom salt

noun Ep·som salt \ ˌep-səm- \

medical Definition of Epsom salt


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