Epsom-salts meaning

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Hydrated magnesium sulfate, MgSO4 · 7H2 O, used as a cathartic and as an agent to reduce inflammation.
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A white, crystalline salt, magnesium sulfate, MgSO47H2O, used as an anticonvulsant or cathartic, as an ingredient in bath salts, etc.
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Hydrated magnesium sulfate, MgSO4 · 7H2 O, used as a cathartic and as an agent to reduce inflammation.
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A bitter, colorless, crystalline salt, used in making textiles, in fertilizers, for medical purposes, and as an additive to bath water to soothe the skin. Chemical formula: MgSO4·7H2O.
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Common name for magnesium sulfate. Used as a laxative and in the preparation of tofu as a coagulator. Formerly commonly used as a medicated soaking solution.
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Origin of epsom-salts

  • After Epsom , former name of Epsom and Ewell, England

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition