permanganate

Definitions of permanganate
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n a dark purple salt of permanganic acid; in water solution it is used as a disinfectant and antiseptic

Types:
permanganate of potash, potassium permanganate
a poisonous salt that forms dark purple crystals and is purple-red when dissolved in water; used as an oxidizing and bleaching agent and as a disinfectant and antiseptic
Type of:
salt
a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal)

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