Javel water

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Javel water

(ˈdʒævəl; dʒəˈvɛl) or

Javelle water

n (also without capital)
1. (Elements & Compounds) an aqueous solution containing sodium hypochlorite and some sodium chloride, used as a bleach and disinfectant
2. (Elements & Compounds) Also called: eau de Javelle a similar solution made from potassium carbonate and chlorine
[C19: partial translation of French eau de Javel, from Javel, formerly a town, now part of Paris]


(or Ja•velle′) wa`ter

(ʒəˈvɛl, ʒæ-)
sodium hypochlorite, NaOCl, dissolved in water, used as a bleach, antiseptic, etc.
[1870–75; translation of French eau de Javel, after Javel former town, now in the city of Paris]
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Noun1.Javel water - an aqueous solution of sodium hypochlorite
sodium hypochlorite - an unstable salt (NaOCl) used as a bleaching agent and disinfectant