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oxidant

[ok-si-duh nt] /ˈɒk sɪ dənt/
noun
1.
a chemical agent that oxidizes.
Also called oxidizer, oxidizing agent.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; oxide + -ant
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  • Hydrogen peroxide is a potent oxidant and antiseptic that rapidly destroys living matter.
  • It thus needs to carry less fuel than a rocket, and no chemical oxidant to burn that fuel, as a rocket would.
  • And yes, early detection would be key to starting on a spectrum of anti-oxidant regimen before damage accrues.
British Dictionary definitions for oxidant

oxidant

/ˈɒksɪdənt/
noun
1.
a substance that acts or is used as an oxidizing agent Also called (esp in rocketry) oxidizer
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Word Origin and History for oxidant
n.

1859, from French oxidant (1806), from oxider (see oxidation).

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oxidant in Medicine

oxidant ox·i·dant (ŏk'sĭ-dənt)
n.
See oxidizer.

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