from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A trade-name for a weak solution of common salt, as, for instance, sea-water, in which by means of an electric current sodium hypochlorite has been formed.


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  • "Reed was sent to the Columbia Barracks to investigate a new disinfectant made from seawater called electrozone. Tank wagons rolled through Havana showering city streets with the expensive, salt-laced sanitizer."

    —Molly Caldwell Crosby, The American Plague (New York: Berkeley Books, 2006), 123

    October 6, 2008