Meaning of Glauber's salt

Glau'ber's salt'

Pronunciation: (glou'burz), [key]
  1. the decahydrate form of sodium sulfate, a colorless, crystalline, water-soluble solid, NaSO&syl;10HO, used chiefly in textile dyeing and as a cathartic.
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