Javelle water

noun

Ja·​velle water zha-ˈvel- How to pronounce Javelle water (audio) zhə- How to pronounce Javelle water (audio)
: an aqueous solution of sodium hypochlorite used as a disinfectant or a bleaching agent

Word History

Etymology

Javel, former village in France

First Known Use

1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Javelle water was in 1890

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“Javelle water.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Javelle%20water. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

Javelle water

noun
Ja·​velle water zha-ˈvel-, zhə- How to pronounce Javelle water (audio)
: an aqueous solution of sodium hypochlorite used as a disinfectant or a bleaching agent
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