sodium sulfate

noun

Definition of sodium sulfate

: a bitter salt Na2SO4 used especially in detergents, in the manufacture of wood pulp and rayon, in dyeing and finishing textiles, and in its hydrated form as a cathartic — compare glauber's salt

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Recent Examples on the Web The inner box contained a can full of the chemical sodium sulfate decahydrate, which rested on top of the glass tubes and kept the cells from overheating. Ainissa Ramirez, Scientific American, 17 June 2021 For example, sodium sulfate causes the bluer end of the spectrum to drop out while enhancing the red end slightly. John Timmer, Ars Technica, 10 Nov. 2020 On game nights, the groundskeeper marked yard lines with a white powder -- sodium sulfate -- donated by the plant. Los Angeles Times, 28 Aug. 2019 The site produces materials such as boric acid, sodium carbonate, sodium sulfate and several specialty forms of borax used in soaps and other industrial materials. Alejandra Reyes-velarde, latimes.com, 5 July 2019 Skyscrapers of the future could even be built from wood.​ The process starts by soaking wood in a bath of sodium hydroxide and sodium sulfate. Marissa Fessenden, Smithsonian, 10 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of sodium sulfate

1869, in the meaning defined above

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“Sodium sulfate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sodium%20sulfate. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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sodium sulfate

noun

Medical Definition of sodium sulfate

: a bitter salt Na2SO4 used especially in detergents, in the manufacture of wood pulp and rayon, in dyeing and finishing textiles, and in its hydrated form as a cathartic — see glauber's salt

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