magnesium chloride

noun

Definition of magnesium chloride

: a bitter deliquescent salt MgCl2 used especially as a source of magnesium metal

Examples of magnesium chloride in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Minerals obtained today are used for road and softener salt, magnesium chloride for steel production, and potassium sulfate for fertilizer. The Salt Lake Tribune, 20 May 2022 Other chemical cousins, such as calcium chloride, magnesium chloride, and potassium chloride, are also used. Beth Botts, chicagotribune.com, 4 Dec. 2021 This summer, Road Solutions applied magnesium chloride to 45 miles of dirt roads across Kane County. Joan Meiners, Washington Post, 30 Nov. 2021 In the mid-2000s, plant pathologist Betsy Goodrich, now with the U.S. Forest Service, researched impacts on trees of magnesium chloride used as dust control. Joan Meiners, Washington Post, 30 Nov. 2021 To minimize the risk of ice melts, look for pet-friendly varieties, which typically contain urea as a substitute for harmful chemicals, such as sodium chloride, calcium chloride, potassium chloride, ethylene glycol, and magnesium chloride. Caitlin Sole, Better Homes & Gardens, 11 Nov. 2021 Joo chooses a combination of magnesium chloride and sea salt. Janelle Bitker, San Francisco Chronicle, 19 July 2021 Water is drawn from the Las Vegas-area municipal supply, according to the complaint, filtered and processed with potassium hydroxide, or lye, the chemical potassium bicarbonate and magnesium chloride, a salt. Ken Ritter, chicagotribune.com, 24 May 2021 Water is drawn from the Las Vegas-area municipal supply, according to the complaint, filtered and processed with potassium hydroxide, or lye, the chemical potassium bicarbonate and magnesium chloride, a salt. Ken Ritter, chicagotribune.com, 24 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of magnesium chloride

1866, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of magnesium chloride was in 1866

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30 May 2022

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“Magnesium chloride.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/magnesium%20chloride. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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More Definitions for magnesium chloride

magnesium chloride

noun

Medical Definition of magnesium chloride

: a bitter crystalline salt MgCl2 used especially to replenish body electrolytes

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