Javelle water


Ja·velle water

noun \zha-ˈvel, zhə-\

Definition of JAVELLE WATER

:  an aqueous solution of sodium hypochlorite used as a disinfectant or a bleaching agent

Origin of JAVELLE WATER

Javel, former village in France
First Known Use: 1890

Ja·velle water

noun \zha-ˈvel-, zhə-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of JAVELLE WATER

: an aqueous solution of sodium hypochlorite used as a disinfectant or a bleaching agent

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