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

  • noun A substance that oxidizes another substance, especially one that supports the combustion of fuel; an oxidizing agent.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun That which oxidizes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Chem.) An agent employed in oxidation, or which facilitates or brings about combination with oxygen

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

  • noun chemistry An oxidizing agent, especially one used to oxidize the fuel of a rocket or a fuel cell.

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

  • noun a substance that oxidizes another substance


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