Definition of oxidant in English:


Line breaks: oxi|dant
Pronunciation: /ˈɒksɪd(ə)nt


  • An oxidizing agent.
    More 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.


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

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