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noun Chemistry.
a substance that causes another substance to undergo reduction and that is oxidized in the process.
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Origin of reducing agent

First recorded in 1795–1805
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British Dictionary definitions for reducing agent

reducing agent

noun
chem a substance that reduces another substance in a chemical reaction, being itself oxidized in the processCompare oxidizing agent
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Medical definitions for reducing agent

reducing agent
[ rĭ-dōōsĭng ]

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