Definition of oxidant in English:
An oxidizing agent.
- 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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