Definition of reducent in English:

reducent

adjective

rare
  • That reduces; (Chemistry) = "reducing".

noun

rare
  • A thing that reduces or brings about reduction; (Chemistry) = "reductant".

Origin

Late 17th century (in an earlier sense). From post-classical Latin reducent-, reducens (of a vessel) carrying blood back to the heart, (in chemistry) that reduces, use as adjective of classical Latin redūcent-, redūcēns, present participle of redūcere reduce.

Pronunciation

reducent

/rɪˈdjuːsnt//rɪˈdʒuːsnt/