potassium permanganate

noun

Definition of potassium permanganate 

: a dark purple salt KMnO4 used as an oxidizer and disinfectant

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1866, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of potassium permanganate was in 1866

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potassium permanganate

noun

Medical Definition of potassium permanganate 

: a dark purple salt KMnO4 used chiefly as an oxidizing agent and disinfectant

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