permanganate

noun
per·​man·​ga·​nate | \(ˌ)pər-ˈmaŋ-gə-ˌnāt \

Definition of permanganate 

1 : a salt containing the anion MnO4 especially : potassium permanganate

2 : the anion MnO4 of a permanganate

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That was the result of a disinfectant called potassium permanganate that leaked into the system, not algae, salt or aliens. Joanna Klein, New York Times, "A Lake Turned Pink in Australia. It’s Not the Only One.," 10 Mar. 2017 Fireworks usually include gunpowder, but a hobbyist has made this rather impressive bang using potassium permanganate in lieu of the more traditional ingredient. Aaron Rowe, WIRED, "Video: Potassium Permanganate Fireworks," 9 Feb. 2008

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1841, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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permanganate

noun
per·​man·​ga·​nate | \(ˌ)pər-ˈmaŋ-gə-ˌnāt \

Medical Definition of permanganate 

1 : a salt containing the anion MnO4 especially : potassium permanganate

2 : the anion MnO4 of a permanganate

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