permanganate

noun

per·​man·​ga·​nate (ˌ)pər-ˈmaŋ-gə-ˌnāt How to pronounce permanganate (audio)
1
: a salt containing the anion MnO4
especially : potassium permanganate
2
: the anion MnO4 of a permanganate

Examples of permanganate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Environmental Protection Agency also authorized adding additional copper sulfate and sodium permanganate to the aqueduct's reservoirs to combat the algae, the Army Corps of Engineers said. Faris Tanyos, CBS News, 3 July 2024 If that doesn’t work, the sludge will be treated with sodium permanganate, Kearney said. Jesse Leavenworth, courant.com, 17 Sep. 2021 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, 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, 9 Feb. 2008

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Word History

First Known Use

1841, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of permanganate was in 1841

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“Permanganate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/permanganate. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

permanganate

noun
per·​man·​ga·​nate (ˌ)pər-ˈmaŋ-gə-ˌnāt How to pronounce permanganate (audio)
1
: a salt containing the anion MnO4
especially : potassium permanganate
2
: the anion MnO4 of a permanganate

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