Definition of oxidant in English:

oxidant

noun

  • An oxidizing agent.

    • ‘Superoxide acts as a reducing agent and helps produce other oxidants through chemical reactions.’
    • ‘In general, the surface can be treated chemically, using solvents, oxidants, strong acids, or bases.’
    • ‘Most of the oxidants in cigarette smoke are not ordinary atoms or molecules, but ‘free radicals’.’
    • ‘Species that cause oxidation are called oxidants or oxidizing agents.’
    • ‘The oxidant will react with most organic materials and certain inorganic materials under the conditions of the test.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from French ( modern French oxydant), present participle of oxider ‘oxidize’.

Pronunciation

oxidant

/ˈɒksɪd(ə)nt/