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oxidizing agent

noun, Chemistry
1.

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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British Dictionary definitions for oxidizing-agent

oxidant

/ˈɒksɪdənt/
noun
1.
a substance that acts or is used as an oxidizing agent Also called (esp in rocketry) oxidizer

oxidizing agent

noun
1.
(chem) a substance that oxidizes another substance, being itself reduced in the process. Common oxidizing agents are oxygen, hydrogen peroxide, and ferric salts Compare reducing agent
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Word Origin and History for oxidizing-agent

oxidant

n.

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

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oxidizing-agent in Medicine

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

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