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
Words nearby reducing agent
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British Dictionary definitions for reducing agent
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
[ rĭ-dōō′sĭng ]
A substance that chemically reduces other substances, especially by donating an electron or electrons.
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