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oxidant

[ok-si-duh nt]
noun
  1. a chemical agent that oxidizes.
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Origin of oxidant

First recorded in 1880–85; oxide + -ant
Also called oxidizer, oxidizing agent.
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British Dictionary definitions for oxidant

oxidant

noun
  1. a substance that acts or is used as an oxidizing agentAlso called (esp in rocketry): oxidizer
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Word Origin and History for oxidant

n.

1859, from French oxidant (1806), from oxider (see oxidation).

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oxidant in Medicine

oxidant

(ŏksĭ-dənt)
n.
  1. oxidizer
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