reagent

[ ree-ey-juhnt ]
/ riˈeɪ dʒənt /

noun Chemistry.

a substance that, because of the reactions it causes, is used in analysis and synthesis.

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Origin of reagent

1790–1800; re(act) + agent; cf. act
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British Dictionary definitions for reagent

reagent
/ (riːˈeɪdʒənt) /

noun

a substance for use in a chemical reaction, esp for use in chemical synthesis and analysis
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Medical definitions for reagent

reagent
[ rē-ājənt ]

n.

A substance used in a chemical reaction to detect, measure, examine, or produce other substances.
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Scientific definitions for reagent

reagent
[ rē-ājənt ]

A substance participating in a chemical reaction, especially one used to detect, measure, or produce another substance. Compare agent.
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