potassium permanganate(redirected from KMnO4)
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A dark purple crystalline compound, KMnO4, used as an oxidizing agent and disinfectant and in deodorizers and dyes.
(Elements & Compounds) a dark purple poisonous odourless soluble crystalline solid, used as a bleach, disinfectant, and antiseptic. Formula: KMnO4. Systematic name: potassium manganate(VII)
a dark purple, crystalline, water-soluble solid, KMnO4, used chiefly as an oxidizing agent, disinfectant, laboratory reagent, and in medicine as an astringent and antiseptic.
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|Noun||1.||potassium permanganate - a poisonous salt that forms dark purple crystals and is purple-red when dissolved in water; used as an oxidizing and bleaching agent and as a disinfectant and antiseptic|
permanganate - a dark purple salt of permanganic acid; in water solution it is used as a disinfectant and antiseptic