Meaning of potassium permanganate

potas'sium perman'ganate

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— Chem. Chem.
  1. a very dark purple, crystalline, water-soluble solid, KMnO, used chiefly as an oxidizing agent, disinfectant, laboratory reagent, and in medicine as an astringent and antiseptic.
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