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Oxidant   /ˈɑksədənt/   Listen

A substance that oxidizes another substance.  Synonyms: oxidiser, oxidizer, oxidizing agent.

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... of oxidation effects now established give a definite significance to the physiological functions of the peroxide, which is a form of 'active oxygen' of extremely wide distribution. It would have been difficult a priori to devise an oxidant without sensible action on aldehydic groups, yet delivering a powerful attack on hydrocarbon rings; or to have suggested a synthesis of the sugars from tartaric acid with a powerful oxidising treatment as the first and essential stage in ...
— Researches on Cellulose - 1895-1900 • C. F. Cross

Words linked to "Oxidant" :   oxidise, oxidizer, oxidizing agent, chemical agent, peroxide, oxidiser, oxidize, hydrogen peroxide

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