copper sulfate


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copper sulfate

n.
A poisonous gray-white to blue crystalline copper salt, CuSO4, used in agriculture, textile dyeing, leather and wood treatment, electroplating, and the manufacture of germicides.

blue′ vit′riol



n.
a hydrous copper sulfate, CuSO4∙5H2O.
[1760–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.copper sulfate - a copper salt made by the action of sulfuric acid on copper oxide
blue copperas, blue stone, blue vitriol, chalcanthite - hydrated blue crystalline form of copper sulfate
sulfate, sulphate - a salt or ester of sulphuric acid
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Lower into a bath of copper sulfate solution and steep for three consecutive nights, turning occasionally.
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