magnesium hydroxide

noun

Definition of magnesium hydroxide

: a slightly alkaline crystalline compound Mg(OH)2 used especially as a laxative and gastric antacid

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Recent Examples on the Web What their research found is that a suspension of water and calcium hydroxide or magnesium hydroxide, which could be added into those pools, had the ability to stop acidification in its tracks. Sara Kiley Watson, Popular Science, "How scientists keep ancient shipwrecks from crumbling into dust," 2 Nov. 2020

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circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

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“Magnesium hydroxide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/magnesium%20hydroxide. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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magnesium hydroxide

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Medical Definition of magnesium hydroxide

: a slightly alkaline crystalline compound Mg(OH)2 that is obtained by hydration of magnesia or by precipitation (as from seawater by lime in the production of magnesium chloride) as a white nearly insoluble powder and is used chiefly in medicine as an antacid and laxative — see milk of magnesia

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