reducing agent


reducing agent

noun

Definition of REDUCING AGENT

:  a substance that reduces a chemical compound usually by donating electrons

First Known Use of REDUCING AGENT

circa 1817

reducing agent

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of REDUCING AGENT

: a substance that reduces; especially : a substance (as hydrogen, sodium, or hydroquinone) that donates electrons or a share in its electrons to another substance—called also reductant; compare oxidizing agent

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