Epsom salt

noun
Ep·som salt | \ˈep-səm- \

Definition of Epsom salt 

(Entry 1 of 2)

Definition of Epsom salts (Entry 2 of 2)

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

First Known Use of Epsom salt

Noun

1770, in the meaning defined above

Noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction

1828, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Epsom salt

Noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction

Epsom, England

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Epsom salt

noun

English Language Learners Definition of Epsom salt

: a bitter salt that is used in medicine

Epsom salt

noun
Ep·som salt | \ˌep-səm- \

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