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A colorless hydrated sodium sulfate, Na2SO4·10H2O, used in paper and glass manufacturing and as a cathartic and diuretic.
[After Johann Rudolf Glauber (1604-1668), German chemist.]
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Glauber's salt(ˈɡlaʊbəz) or
(Elements & Compounds) the crystalline decahydrate of sodium sulphate
[C18: named after J. R. Glauber (1604–68), German chemist]
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Glau′ber's salt′(ˈglaʊ bərz)
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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|Noun||1.||Glauber's salt - (Na2SO4.10H2O) a colorless salt used as a cathartic|
salt - a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal)
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