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Epsom salts   /ˈɛpsəm sɔlts/   Listen
Epsom salts

Hydrated magnesium sulfate that is taken orally to treat heartburn and constipation and injected to prevent seizures.  Synonym: bitter salts.
(used with a singular noun) hydrated magnesium sulfate used as a laxative.

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"Epsom salts" Quotes from Famous Books

... sufficiently sweetened, and the men had to pay for milk. After a time we became accustomed to the Epsom Salts that a kindly War Office, solicitous for our well-being, caused to be added, and some of us may go to our graves insisting on Epsom Salts with tea. The feeding ground being in many cases a great distance from the fire, the tea was cold by the time ...
— The Amateur Army • Patrick MacGill

... of chloroform, and another of castor oil; two bottles of chlorodyne; a pound of Epsom salts; four large boxes of pills; a roll of sticking-plaster; a pot of zinc ointment; and a bottle of quinine and one of ...
— Off to the Wilds - Being the Adventures of Two Brothers • George Manville Fenn

... house at Newington Butts, with the solid dignity of at least half a plum. What length of years might have been in store for him, if he had regularly taken Dr. James's analeptic pills, it is impossible to say; but not doing so, he had occasion to send the coachman one night for an ounce of Epsom salts. They proved to be oxalic acid; and stomach-pumps not being then in existence, there was an inevitable termination to the existence of Mr. Stubbs. An "extraordinary sensation," as the newspapers have it, was produced in Newington Butts by ...
— The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, No. 365 • Various

... should advise aconite, instead of Dover's powder; Cockle's pills, in lieu of blue mass; Warburg's Drops, in addition to quinine; pyretic saline and Karlsbad, besides Epsom salts; and chloral, together with chlorodyne. "Pain Killer" is useful amongst wild people, and Oxley's ginger, with the simple root, is equally prized. A little borax serves for eye-water and alum for sore mouth. I need not mention special medicines ...
— The Land of Midian, Vol. 1 • Richard Burton

... the better. He will keep warm with less consumption of fuel. That he killed a mutineer is proof of his resolute adherence to discipline. HAYES would never enforce discipline if he dared to inflict no more punishment for mutiny than a draught of Epsom salts. Therefore HALL is plainly the man to command ...
— Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 6, May 7, 1870 • Various

Words linked to "Epsom salts" :   aperient, physic, magnesium sulfate, purgative, plural form, plural, cathartic

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