Definition of pro-oxidant in English:

pro-oxidant

(also proöxidant)

noun

Chemistry
  • A substance that promotes oxidation.

adjective

Chemistry
  • That promotes oxidation; designating or relating to a prooxidant.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in Industrial and Engineering Chemistry. From pro- + oxidant.

Pronunciation

pro-oxidant

/(ˌ)prəʊˈɒksɪd(ə)nt/