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

First Known Use of sodium sulfate

1869


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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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