: a substance that reduces a chemical compound usually by donating electrons
Examples of reducing agent in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebThe formula utilizes Japanese angelica root as its effective yet gentle dark-spot-reducing agent.
Sarah Han, Allure, 16 Sep. 2021 The formula utilizes Japanese angelica root as its powerful dark-spot-reducing agent.
Nykia Spradley, Allure, 8 June 2021 Genetically engineered bacteria had already been harnessed to replace chemical synthesis of indigo; but this new work has also managed to avoid using the hazardous reducing agents needed to render the dye active.
Diana Gitig, Ars Technica, 11 Jan. 2018 This is a commercial challenge, the authors admit, but is less toxic than the current reliance on reducing agents.
Diana Gitig, Ars Technica, 11 Jan. 2018
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