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reducing agent

noun, Chemistry.
a substance that causes another substance to undergo reduction and that is oxidized in the process.
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First recorded in 1795-1805 Unabridged
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reducing agent

(chem) a substance that reduces another substance in a chemical reaction, being itself oxidized in the process Compare oxidizing agent
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reducing agent in Medicine

reducing agent n.
A substance that chemically reduces other substances, especially by donating an electron or electrons.

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