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oxidant, oxidizer, oxidiser, oxidizing agent(noun)
a substance that oxidizes another substance
Any substance that oxidizes, or receives electrons from, another; in so doing, it becomes reduced.
An oxidizing agent is the element or compound in an oxidation-reduction reaction that accepts an electron from another species. Because the oxidizing agent is gaining electrons, we say it has been reduced. The oxidizing agent itself is reduced, as it is taking electrons onto itself, but the reactant is oxidized by having its electrons taken away by the oxidizing agent. Oxygen is the prime example among the varied types of oxidizing agents.
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