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 Magnesium chloride hexahydrate, which is extracted from seawater, and the dehydrated form known simply as magnesium chloride are commonly used in creams, lotions, and oils due to water solubility, Villegas explained. Kaitlin Vogel, Health, 6 Sep. 2023 This is made from 100% magnesium chloride and won’t burn or irritate your pets’ paws. Chris Hachey, BGR, 11 June 2021 For example, magnesium citrate can promote bowel movement to address constipation, while magnesium chloride can help manage gastrointestinal issues and reduce blood pressure. Alyssa Hui, Verywell Health, 27 Mar. 2023 By combining the starch with salt and magnesium chloride taken either from Martian soil or even astronauts’ own tears, StarCrete strength increased dramatically, and could even be baked at normal microwave- or home-oven temperatures. Andrew Paul, Popular Science, 20 Mar. 2023 But unless an individual’s goal is to relieve constipation, they most likely would be better suited with a different form of magnesium, like magnesium citrate and magnesium chloride. Julia Landwehr, Health, 27 Feb. 2023 The main ingredient in Fortress products, magnesium chloride, is extracted from the Great Salt Lake in Utah, a method and process the company says is more environmentally friendly and less greenhouse-gas producing than mining and processing phosphate. Keith Ridler, ajc, 2 July 2022 It’s also found in natural silicates and in magnesium chloride is present in seawater, brine, and salt wells. Alyssa Edwards, Discover Magazine, 15 Dec. 2022 Berheim said salt is very valuable but that its importance should be kept in the proper perspective and that it is used with options like sanding rock and magnesium chloride to keep snow and ice off roads. Dick Mason, oregonlive, 10 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1866, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of magnesium chloride was in 1866

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“Magnesium chloride.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition

magnesium chloride

: a bitter salt that occurs dissolved in seawater and is used in producing magnesium metal

Medical Definition

magnesium chloride

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

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