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

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

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  • n. an oxidizing agent

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • n. a substance that oxidizes another substance

Etymologies

French oxidant, present participle of oxider, to oxidize, from oxide, oxide; see oxide.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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