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- noun A dark purple crystalline compound, KMnO4, used as an oxidizing agent and disinfectant and in deodorizers and dyes.
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- noun chemistry KMnO4, the most
readily available commercialpermanganate; it is used as an oxidizing agentboth in industryand in the analytical laboratory.
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- noun 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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