reducing agent

noun Chemistry.

a substance that causes another substance to undergo reduction and that is oxidized in the process.

Origin of reducing agent

First recorded in 1795–1805 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for reducing agent

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

reducing agent
[ rĭ-dōōsĭng ]


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