copper sulphate

copper sulphate
a copper salt made by the action of sulfuric acid on copper oxide
Hypernyms: ↑sulfate, ↑sulphate
Hyponyms: ↑blue vitriol, ↑blue copperas, ↑blue stone, ↑chalcanthite

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copper sulphate noun
A salt of copper (CuSO4), used in solution as a fungicide
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Main Entry:copper

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ˌcopper ˈsulphate 7 [copper sulphate] (BrE) (also ˌcopper ˈsulfate NAmE) noun uncountable (symb. CuSO 4 5H 2 O)
a blue ↑crystal which is used in electroplating and to destroy ↑fungus

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