Origin of permanganate

First recorded in 1835–45; permangan(ic acid) + -ate2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for permanganate


  1. a salt of permanganic acid
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permanganate in Medicine


  1. Any of the salts of permanganic acid, all of which are strong oxidizing agents.
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permanganate in Science


  1. A salt of permanganic acid, containing the group MnO4. Permanganates are strong oxidizing agents.
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