Medical Dictionary

reducing agent

noun

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
April 25, 2015
lissome Hear it
nimble or easily flexed
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears