javelle-water

Javel water

[zhuh-vel, zha-]
noun
sodium hypochlorite, NaOCl, dissolved in water, used as a bleach, antiseptic, etc.
Also, Javelle water.


Origin:
1870–75; translation of French eau de Javel, after Javel former town, now in the city of Paris

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Javel water or Javelle water (ˈdʒævəl, dʒəˈvɛl, ˈdʒævəl, dʒəˈvɛl)
 
n
1.  an aqueous solution containing sodium hypochlorite and some sodium chloride, used as a bleach and disinfectant
2.  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]
 
Javelle water or Javelle water
 
n
 
[C19: partial translation of French eau de Javel, from Javel, formerly a town, now part of Paris]

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