Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A substance that oxidizes another substance; an oxidizing agent.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An oxidizing agent; a substance which yields up oxygen readily to other bodies.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun an oxidizing agent

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a substance that oxidizes another substance

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French oxidant, present participle of oxider, to oxidize, from oxide, oxide; see oxide.]

Examples

  • Antioxidants are molecules which can safely interact with free radicals and terminate the chain reaction before vital molecules are damaged, and green tea has EGCG as an anti-oxidant which is found to be 100 times more effective than vitamin C, 25 times more effective than Vitamin E and twice as powerful as its peers!

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  • Antioxidants are molecules which can safely interact with free radicals and terminate the chain reaction before vital molecules are damaged, and green tea has EGCG as an anti-oxidant which is found to be 100 times more effective than vitamin C, 25 times more effective than Vitamin E and twice as powerful as its peers!

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  • The "oxidant" in the word "antioxidant" isn't just anything having to do with oxygen, "oxidant" is referring to a chemical reaction called oxidation.

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  • Lorac Natural Performance Foundation provides medium coverage, along with anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant ingredients to keep irritation at bay. $36 at Sephora.

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  • Methylene blue in high doses is itself an oxidant.

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  • Modern research on the subject, of which there is a growing amount, tends to look at spices 'anti-oxidant, nutritional, disinfectant or anti-microbial effects.

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  • Meanwhile, Arnie take my advice, lots of anti-oxidant vegetables, long walks and naps.

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  • Lorac Natural Performance Foundation provides medium coverage, along with anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant ingredients to keep irritation at bay. $36 at Sephora.

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  • In further to lithium-ion batteries, there is a battery dungeon is promising fuel, that is a approach to exist in a fuel as well as oxidant chemical appetite without delay in to physical phenomenon plant.

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  • In further to lithium-ion batteries, there is a battery dungeon is promising fuel, that is a approach to exist in a fuel as well as oxidant chemical appetite without delay in to physical phenomenon plant.

    A brief 200 years history of the battery at Digital battery

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