milk of magnesia

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Definition of milk of magnesia

: a milky white suspension of magnesium hydroxide in water used as an antacid and laxative

First Known Use of milk of magnesia

1880, in the meaning defined above

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milk of magnesia

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English Language Learners Definition of milk of magnesia

: a thick, white liquid that contains magnesium and is used as a medicine for stomach problems (such as indigestion)

milk of magnesia

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Medical Definition of milk of magnesia

: a milk-white suspension of magnesium hydroxide in water used as an antacid and laxative

called also magnesia magma

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