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an·ti·ox·i·dant

antioxidant

 
pronunciation:
aen ti ak s dnt
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a substance that inhibits oxidation, the removal of electrons from atoms, compounds, or ions.
Sometimes antioxidants are used to combat the deterioration of rubber or soaps.
definition 2: a substance that repairs oxidative damage in cells.
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