antioxidant

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

Definition of antioxidant

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

antioxidant

adjective

1919

First Known Use of antioxidant

1919


ANTIOXIDANT Defined for English Language Learners

antioxidant

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

Definition of antioxidant for English Language Learners

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


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antioxidant

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

Medical Definition of antioxidant

  1. :  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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