noun an·ti·ox·i·dant \ˌan-tē-ˈäk-sə-dənt, ˌan-ˌtī-\

: a substance that is added to food and other products to prevent harmful chemical reactions in which oxygen is combined with other substances

Full Definition of ANTIOXIDANT

:  a substance (as beta-carotene or vitamin C) that inhibits oxidation or reactions promoted by oxygen, peroxides, or free radicals
antioxidant adjective

First Known Use of ANTIOXIDANT



noun an·ti·ox·i·dant \ˌant-ē-ˈäk-səd-ənt, ˌan-ˌtī-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ANTIOXIDANT

:  any of various substances (as beta-carotene, vitamin C, and alpha-tocopherol) that inhibit oxidation or reactions promoted by oxygen and peroxides and that include many held to protect the living body from the deleterious effects of free radicals
antioxidant adjective


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