reduction

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reduction

Any of a class of chemical reactions in which the number of electrons associated with an atom or group of atoms is increased. The electrons taken up by the substance reduced are supplied by another substance, often hydrogen (H), which is thereby oxidized. See also oxidation-reduction.

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