Definition of magnesia noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//mæɡˈniːʒə//
, also BrE//mæɡˈniːziə//
; NAmE NAmE//mæɡˈniːʃə//
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a white substance containing magnesium, used to help with indigestion Word Originlate Middle English (referring to a mineral said to be an ingredient of the philosopher's stone): via medieval Latin from Greek Magnēsia, denoting a mineral from Magnesia in Asia Minor.
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