reducing agent

  1. 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

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British Dictionary definitions for reducing agent

reducing agent

  1. chem a substance that reduces another substance in a chemical reaction, being itself oxidized in the process: Compare oxidizing agent

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