Definition of oxidant in English:

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oxidant

Pronunciation: /ˈäksədənt/

noun

An oxidizing agent.
Example sentences
  • Species that cause oxidation are called oxidants or oxidizing agents.
  • Superoxide acts as a reducing agent and helps produce other oxidants through chemical reactions.
  • The oxidant will react with most organic materials and certain inorganic materials under the conditions of the test.

Origin

Late 19th century: from French (modern French oxydant), present participle of oxider 'oxidize'.

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Syllabification: ox·i·dant

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