Definition of Reductant

1. Noun. A substance capable of bringing about the reduction of another substance as it itself is oxidized; used in photography to lessen the density of a negative or print by oxidizing some of the loose silver.

Exact synonyms: Reducer, Reducing Agent
Generic synonyms: Chemical Agent
Specialized synonyms: Hydrazine
Derivative terms: Reduce, Reduce

Definition of Reductant

1. Noun. (chemistry) A reducing agent ¹

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Definition of Reductant

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Medical Definition of Reductant

1. The substance that is oxidised in the course of reduction. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Reductant

reducible hernia
reducing agent
reducing agents
reducing diet
reducing enzyme
reducing sugar
reducing sugars
reducing valve
reductant (current term)
reductic acid
reductio ad Hitlerum
reductio ad absurdum
reduction division

Literary usage of Reductant

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1. The Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation Program: Technology Profiles (1993)
"Next, a reductant is added to the treated water, which is reinjected around the plume margin. Here it reacts with and reduces residual levels of chromium, ..."

2. Journal of Cutaneous Diseases Including Syphilis by American Dermatological Association (1913)
"Then ichthyol, by its reductant power in combining with the oxygen of the ... Hence this reductant action is of immense practical therapeutic value and it ..."

3. Proceedings of the Workshop on Pyrochemical Separations: Avignon, France, 14 by European Commission, OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (2001)
"Reductive extraction process for recovery of TRUs TRUs in salt phase are extracted into liquid metal by using Li metal as a reductant. ..."

4. Phosphorus Requirements for Sustainable Agriculture in Asia and Oceania by International Rice Research Institute (1990)
"The reductant-soluble P fraction is too insoluble to be of any practical significance in upland rice, but this fraction is important in lowland rice. ..."

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