ox·​i·​dant | \ˈäk-sə-dənt \

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oxidant adjective

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The middle of the cylinder is filled with a powdered mixture of ammonium perchlorate and ammonium nitrate, the oxidants. The Economist, "A rocket that devours itself," 31 May 2018 The active compound in turmeric, called curcumin, is an anti-oxidant that is an anti-inflammatory and may be effective in fighting everything from high cholesterol to cancer. Doug Williams, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Turmeric: superfood or superhype," 25 June 2018 When stressed by heat these symbionts start producing dangerous oxidants. The Economist, "Mass die-offs are driving efforts to create hardier corals," 15 Mar. 2018 This is why scientists at AIMS are keen also to produce algae that withstand higher temperatures without releasing the oxidants that lead coral to kick them out. The Economist, "Mass die-offs are driving efforts to create hardier corals," 15 Mar. 2018 That radiation creates powerful oxidants that would likely destroy any living cells. The Economist, "Waiting for rainLife clings on in the driest corners of the Earth," 1 Mar. 2018 The mild-flavored, nutritious leaf blades (rich in vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants) can be separated from the leaf stems and cooked like spinach, whose flavor cooked chard resembles. NOLA.com, "Two dozen vegetables to plant in December for a winter's worth of crops," 18 Dec. 2017 Pear skin is very high in anti-oxidants (as well as lots more fiber). Debbie Arrington, sacbee, "How to pick a perfectly ripe pear," 17 Oct. 2017 However, recent studies have challenged the view that anti-oxidants are always beneficial. Bradley J. Fikes, The Seattle Times, "Coffee drinkers live longer, healthier lives, new studies say," 10 July 2017

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1868, in the meaning defined above

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ox·​i·​dant | \ˈäk-səd-ənt \

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