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Epsom salts

magnesium sulphate, 1770, obtained from Epsom water, the water of a mineral spring at Epsom in Surrey, England, the medicinal properties of which were discovered in Elizabethan times. The place name is recorded c.973 as Ebbesham, literally "Ebbi's homestead," from the name of some forgotten Anglo-Saxon. The mineral supply there was exhausted 19c.

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Definitions of Epsom salts from WordNet

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