milk of magnesia

noun phrase

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/milk%20of%20magnesia. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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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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