from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A chemical compound or substance that inhibits oxidation.
- n. A substance, such as vitamin E, vitamin C, or beta carotene, thought to protect body cells from the damaging effects of oxidation.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any substance that acts to slow or prevent the oxidation of another chemical.
- n. In nutrition, one of a group of vitamins that act against the effects of free radicals.
- adj. Acting or having agents that act against oxidation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. substance that inhibits oxidation or inhibits reactions promoted by oxygen or peroxides
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