oxidizing agent

noun

Definition of oxidizing agent 

: a substance that oxidizes something especially chemically (as by accepting electrons)

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1814, in the meaning defined above

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oxidizing agent

noun

Medical Definition of oxidizing agent 

: a substance that oxidizes something especially chemically (as by accepting electrons)

called also oxidant

— compare reducing agent

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