oxidizing-agent

oxidizing agent

noun Chemistry.
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oxidant

[ok-si-duhnt]
noun
a chemical agent that oxidizes.
Also called oxidizer, oxidizing agent.


Origin:
1880–85; oxide + -ant

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oxidant (ˈɒksɪdənt)
 
n
Also called (esp in rocketry): oxidizer a substance that acts or is used as an oxidizing agent

oxidizing agent
 
n
chem Compare reducing agent a substance that oxidizes another substance, being itself reduced in the process. Common oxidizing agents are oxygen, hydrogen peroxide, and ferric salts

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oxidant
1884, from Fr. oxidant (1806), from oxider (see oxidation).
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oxidant ox·i·dant (ŏk'sĭ-dənt)
n.
See oxidizer.

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