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Meaning of zinc sulfate

zinc' sul'fate

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— Chem. Chem.
  1. a colorless, crystalline, water-soluble powder, ZnSO&multiplydot;7HO, used for preserving skins and wood, in the electrodeposition of zinc, in the bleaching of paper, as a mordant in calico printing, and in medicine as an astringent, styptic, and emetic. Also called
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