Glaubers salt


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Glau′ber's salt′

(ˈglaʊ bərz)
n.
a form of sodium sulfate, a colorless, crystalline, water-soluble solid, Na2SO4•10H2O, used chiefly in textile dyeing and as a cathartic.
[1730–40; after J. R. Glauber (1604–68), German chemist]
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