from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of the salts of permanganic acid, all of which are strong oxidizing agents.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. any salt of permanganic acid, they are purple crystalline solids, mostly soluble in water; they are strong oxidizing agents
  • n. potassium permanganate

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A salt of permanganic acid.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A compound of permanganic acid with a base.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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


permangan(ic acid) + -ate2.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From per- +‎ manganate (Wiktionary)



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