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, "The Red Color Of Mars Is Only Millimeters Thick," 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, "Coronavirus Lockdowns May Raise Exposure to Indoor Air Pollution," 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, "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

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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 16 May. 2021.

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

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