sodium sulfate

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sodium sulfate

n.
A white crystalline compound, Na2SO4, used in the manufacture paper, glass, dyes, and pharmaceuticals. It is often used in its decahydrate form, which is also known as Glauber's salt. Also called salt cake.
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so′dium sul′fate


n.
a white, crystalline, water-soluble solid, Na2SO4, used chiefly in the manufacture of dyes, soaps, detergents, glass, and ceramic glazes.
[1880–85]
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Noun1.sodium sulfate - a solid white bitter salt used in manufacturing glass and paper and dyes and pharmaceuticals
sulfate, sulphate - a salt or ester of sulphuric acid
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The soil of this immense region is strongly impregnated with sulphur, copperas, alum, and glauber salts; its various earths impart a deep tinge to the streams which drain it, and these, with the crumbling of the banks along the Missouri, give to the waters of that river much of the coloring matter with which they are clouded.