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Named after Epsom in Surrey, England; the town had a spring which gave forth bitter saline water containing the compound.

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Epsom salts (countable and uncountable, plural Epsom salts)

  1. magnesium sulfate, used as a laxative and in the preparation of tofu as a coagulator, and formerly as a medicated soaking solution.
    • 2010, Andrea Levy, The Long Song, Tinder Press (2017), pages 71–72:
      And who but July would know [] that her back needed to be rubbed after she had drank her Epsom salts so as to release, into a belch or fart, the wind that so plagued her.

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