ox·​i·​dant | \ ˈäk-sə-dənt How to pronounce oxidant (audio) \

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oxidant adjective

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Recent Examples on the Web My two favorite possibilities are reactions involving hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), which occurs naturally on Mars in low abundances, but is a very strong oxidant. Ethan Siegel, Forbes, 11 Mar. 2021 Farmer also suggests that people may want to avoid cleaning materials that contain peroxides, chlorates or perchlorates—all of which are oxidants that can react with a variety of common household chemicals to form toxic compounds. Emily Anthes, Scientific American, 1 June 2020 Chemists are beginning to find anti-oxidants which are a good start toward preserving the fresh flavors whose loss hampers dehydration. oregonlive, 9 Oct. 2019 Talley said the tests found Daniels was extremely low in lycene, an amino acid that aids in recovery, and beta-carotene, an anti-oxidant. Ryan Kartje, Los Angeles Times, 30 Aug. 2019 What is the role of inflammation, anti-oxidants and the Gut-Brain Connection? courant.com, 6 June 2019 The middle of the cylinder is filled with a powdered mixture of ammonium perchlorate and ammonium nitrate, the oxidants. The Economist, 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, 25 June 2018 When stressed by heat these symbionts start producing dangerous oxidants. The Economist, 15 Mar. 2018 See More

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1868, in the meaning defined above

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“Oxidant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oxidant. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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ox·​i·​dant | \ ˈäk-səd-ənt How to pronounce oxidant (audio) \

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