reducing agent

noun

Definition of reducing agent

  1. :  a substance that reduces a chemical compound usually by donating electrons

1816

First Known Use of reducing agent

1816


Medical Dictionary

reducing agent

noun

Medical Definition of reducing agent

  1. :  a substance that reduces; especially :  a substance (as hydrogen, sodium, or hydroquinone) that donates electrons or a share in its electrons to another substance—called also reductant; compare oxidizing agent


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