Definition of antioxidant in English:

antioxidant

Line breaks: anti|oxi¦dant
Pronunciation: /antɪˈɒksɪd(ə)nt
 
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noun

  • 1A substance that inhibits oxidation, especially one used to counteract the deterioration of stored food products.
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    • An imbalance between production of ROS and production of antioxidants results in oxidative stress.
    • Richness in color appears to be a sign that foods are high in antioxidants.
    • Alkaloids, phenols, antioxidants and lipids were never detected.
  • 1.1A substance such as vitamin C or E that removes potentially damaging oxidizing agents in a living organism.
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    • They claim that the modified atmosphere packaging process damages vitamin C and antioxidants in lettuce leaves.
    • Vitamin E is a potent antioxidant, and vitamin D may check prostate-cancer cell growth.
    • These antioxidants and enzymes remove or inactivate the free radicals.

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