A saline purgative.
Epsom salts; see Magnesium Sulphate.
The popular name of various chemical salts, as Glauber's salt, Epsom salts, &c.
Familiarly, Epsom salts.
n. pl. In chemistry, combinations of acids with alkaline or salifiable bases;â€”in medicine, saline cathartics, as Epsom, Rochelle, & c.;â€”the salt or sea-water in a tidal river.