follow Dictionary.com

11 Trending Words of 2014

Javel water

[zhuh-vel, zha-] /ʒəˈvɛl, ʒæ-/
noun
1.
sodium hypochlorite, NaOCl, dissolved in water, used as a bleach, antiseptic, etc.
Also, Javelle water.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; translation of French eau de Javel, after Javel former town, now in the city of Paris
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for javelle-water

Javel water

/ˈdʒævəl; dʒəˈvɛl/
noun
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
Word Origin
C19: partial translation of French eau de Javel, from Javel, formerly a town, now part of Paris
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Javel water

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for javelle

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with javelle-water