Javelle water
noun Etymology: Javel, former village in France Date: 1890 an aqueous solution of sodium hypochlorite used as a disinfectant or a bleaching agent

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  • Javelle water — or Javel water [zhə vel′] n. 〚after Javel, former Fr village (now part of Paris), where it was made〛 a solution of sodium hypochlorite, NaOCl, in water, used as a bleaching agent or disinfectant * * * …   Universalium

  • Javelle water — or Javel water [zhə vel′] n. [after Javel, former Fr village (now part of Paris), where it was made] a solution of sodium hypochlorite, NaOCl, in water, used as a bleaching agent or disinfectant …   English World dictionary

  • Javelle water — noun an aqueous solution of sodium hypochlorite • Syn: ↑Javel water, ↑eau de Javelle • Hypernyms: ↑sodium hypochlorite …   Useful english dictionary

  • Javelle water — Ja·velle water zha vel , zhə n an aqueous solution of sodium hypochlorite used as a disinfectant or a bleaching agent …   Medical dictionary

  • javelle water — sodium hypochlorite solution (NaOCl) …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • eau de Javelle — noun an aqueous solution of sodium hypochlorite • Syn: ↑Javelle water, ↑Javel water • Hypernyms: ↑sodium hypochlorite * * * | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷(ˌ) ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ noun or eau de javel …   Useful english dictionary

  • Javel water — noun an aqueous solution of sodium hypochlorite • Syn: ↑Javelle water, ↑eau de Javelle • Hypernyms: ↑sodium hypochlorite …   Useful english dictionary

  • Javel water — /zheuh vel , zha / sodium hypochlorite, NaOCl, dissolved in water, used as a bleach, antiseptic, etc. Also, Javelle water. [1870 75; trans. of F eau de Javel, after Javel former town, now in the city of Paris] * * * …   Universalium

  • Javel water — /ˈdʒavəl wɔtə/ (say jahvuhl wawtuh), /dʒəˈvɛl/ (say juh vel) noun sodium hypochlorite, NaOCl, dissolved in water, used as a bleach, antiseptic, etc. Also, Javelle water. {named after Javel, district of Paris} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Ja|velle water — Ja|vel water or Ja|velle water «zhuh VEHL», a solution of sodium or potassium hypochlorite, used as bleach and disinfectant. ╂[< French eau de Javelle < Javelle, a former town, now included in Paris] …   Useful english dictionary

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