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Javel water

or Ja·velle wa·ter

[ zhuh-vel, zha- ]
/ ʒəˈvɛl, ʒæ- /
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noun

sodium hypochlorite, NaOCl, dissolved in water, used as a bleach, antiseptic, etc.

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Origin of Javel water

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

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British Dictionary definitions for Javel water

Javel water

Javelle water

/ (ˈdʒævəl, dʒəˈvɛl) /

noun

an aqueous solution containing sodium hypochlorite and some sodium chloride, used as a bleach and disinfectant
Also called: eau de Javelle a similar solution made from potassium carbonate and chlorine

Word Origin for Javel water

C19: partial translation of French eau de Javel, from Javel, formerly a town, now part of Paris
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