condy's fluid

noun

con·​dy's fluid
ˈkändēz-,
-diz-
variants or less commonly condy
often capitalized C
chiefly British
: a common household disinfectant consisting essentially of an aqueous solution of a permanganate

Word History

Etymology

after Henry Bollman Condy, 19th century English manufacturing chemist

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“Condy's fluid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/condy%27s%20fluid. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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