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 Chemists are beginning to find anti-oxidants which are a good start toward preserving the fresh flavors whose loss hampers dehydration. oregonlive, "Wartime innovations 70 years ago promised otherworldly consumer future, helicopters replacing cars," 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, "USC quarterback JT Daniels is ready for a big season after a summer of change," 30 Aug. 2019 What is the role of inflammation, anti-oxidants and the Gut-Brain Connection? courant.com, "Community News For The South Windsor Edition," 6 June 2019 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

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First Known Use of oxidant

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 1 Jun. 2020.

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