- a chemical agent that oxidizes.
Origin of oxidant
Also called oxidizer, oxidizing agent.
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- a substance that acts or is used as an oxidizing agentAlso called (esp in rocketry): oxidizer
Word Origin and History for oxidant
1859, from French oxidant (1806), from oxider (see oxidation).
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