potassium sulfate


Definition of potassium sulfate

: a white crystalline compound K2SO4 used especially as a fertilizer

Examples of potassium sulfate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Three of the derailed cars were carrying potassium sulfate, which is used to make fertilizer. oregonlive, "Train derails north of Salem," 29 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of potassium sulfate

1869, in the meaning defined above

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“Potassium sulfate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/potassium%20sulfate. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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Medical Definition of potassium sulfate

: a white crystalline compound K2SO4 which has been used medicinally as a cathartic

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