a white powder, 3MgSiO 3 ⋅5H 2 O, with variable hydration, insoluble in water or alcohol, used as a rubber filler, a bleaching agent, an odor absorbent, and in the manufacture of paints and resins.
any silicate containing magnesium, as enstatite, talc, or magnesium trisilicate.
noun, Chemistry. 1. a white, water-soluble salt, MgSO 4 , used chiefly in medicine and in the processing of leather and textiles. magnesium sulfate n. A colorless crystalline compound used as a cathartic and applied locally as an anti-inflammatory agent.
noun, Chemistry. 1. a white, fine, odorless and tasteless powder, Mg 2 O 8 Si 3 ⋅nH 2 O, used industrially to absorb odors and decolorize and pharmaceutically as an antacid.
[mag-nit] /ˈmæg nɪt/ noun 1. a body, as a piece of iron or steel, that possesses the property of attracting certain substances, as iron. 2. a lodestone. 3. a thing or person that attracts: The park was a magnet for pickpockets and muggers. 1. variant of before some vowels: magneton. /ˈmæɡnɪt/ noun 1. a body […]
/ˈmæɡnɪtɑː/ noun 1. a type of neutron star that has a very intense magnetic field, over 1000 times greater than that of a pulsar noun a young neutron star, perh. formed in supernova explosions and having an immense magnetic field; also called soft gamma repeater Examples Discovery of a magnetar solves 19 year mystery in […]