Javelle water

noun
Ja·​velle water | \ zha-ˈvel How to pronounce Javelle water (audio) , zhə- How to pronounce Javelle water (audio) \

Definition of Javelle water

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

First Known Use of Javelle water

1890, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Javelle water

Javel, former village in France

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“Javelle water.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Javelle%20water. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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Javelle water

noun
Ja·​velle water | \ zha-ˈvel-, zhə- How to pronounce Javelle water (audio) \

Medical Definition of Javelle water

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

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