antiradical

adjective an·ti·rad·i·cal \ ˌan-tē-ˈra-di-kəl , ˌan-tī- \
variants: or anti-radical

Definition of antiradical

1 :opposed to or hostile toward radical movements or ideologies
  • antiradical sentiment
  • a time of antiradical hysteria in the country
2 medical :counteracting the harmful effects of free radicals on the body
  • … employing antiradical agents to halt the neurological damage triggered by oxygen radicals after strokes or injuries to the head and spinal cord …
  • —Linda Marsa

antiradicalism

or anti-radicalism play \ˌan-tē-ˈra-di-kə-ˌli-zəm, ˌan-tī-\ noun
    • A similar form of conservative antiradicalism produced the Red Scare after the bombing of the home of Mitchell Palmer, the new attorney general in 1919 …
    • —Barbara Franz

First Known Use of antiradical

1819


Medical Dictionary

antiradical

adjective an·ti·rad·i·cal \ -ˈrad-i-kəl \
variants: or anti-radical

medical Definition of antiradical

:counteracting the harmful effects of free radicals on the body
  • … others are employing antiradical agents to halt the neurological damage triggered by oxygen radicals after strokes or injuries to the head and spinal cord …
  • —Linda MarsaThe Los Angeles Times28 Aug. 1989

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