oxidant

[ ok-si-duh nt ]
/ ˈɒk sɪ dənt /

noun

a chemical agent that oxidizes.

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

/ (ˈɒksɪdənt) /

noun

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

oxidant


n.

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

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Medicine definitions for oxidant

oxidant

[ ŏksĭ-dənt ]

n.

oxidizer
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