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Magnesia

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(n.) A light earthy white substance, consisting of magnesium oxide, and obtained by heating magnesium hydrate or carbonate, or by burning magnesium. It has a slightly alkaline reaction, and is used in medicine as a mild antacid laxative. See Magnesium.


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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Magnesia'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/web/m/magnesia.html. 1828.

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