from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A dark purple crystalline compound, KMnO4, used as an oxidizing agent and disinfectant and in deodorizers and dyes.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. KMnO4, the most readily available commercial permanganate; it is used as an oxidizing agent both in industry and in the analytical laboratory.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See Potassium permanganate, under Potassium.
- n. the salt KMnO4, crystallizing in dark red prisms having a greenish surface color, and dissolving in water with a beautiful purple red color; -- used as an oxidizer and disinfectant. The name chameleon mineral is applied to this salt and also to potassium manganate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. 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
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