magnesium chloride


Definition of magnesium chloride

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Customs and Border Protection did not confirm this, but the Dunns said their livestock have been licking the roads; magnesium chloride has a salty taste. Erin Stone, azcentral, "Concerns grow that Trump's wall will damage rivers, wildlife habitat on Arizona border," 3 Feb. 2020 The Massachusetts Department of Transportation said Tuesday that crews were pretreating roads with brine and magnesium chloride and planning the deployment of spreaders, plows, and maintenance equipment. Sean Smyth,, "Wednesday’s nor’easter could bring 6 to 10 inches of snow to Boston," 20 Mar. 2018 Transportation Bureau Director Leah Treat said the city's use of salt earlier in the week, its first of the season, had proven to be more effective than its other preferred deicer, liquid magnesium chloride. Elliot Njus,, "Portland officials declare 'parking amnesty,' urge patience as snow threatens evening commute," 20 Feb. 2018 As temperatures dropped, Perez said crews mixed in magnesium chloride, via a product called MD-20 that is combined with the rock aggregate to speed the de-icing of roads. Dug Begley, Houston Chronicle, "Icy patches slow commutes but keep road crews busy," 17 Jan. 2018 Materials including salt and magnesium chloride have been stockpiled at about 50 DOT satellite facilities around the state. Christine Dempsey,, "Season's First Snowfall, All Day Saturday, Expected To Drop 4-8 Inches," 8 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of magnesium chloride

1866, in the meaning defined above

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“Magnesium chloride.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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Medical Definition of magnesium chloride

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

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