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Definitions for antioxidant
ˌæn tiˈɒk sɪ dənt, ˌæn taɪ-an·tiox·i·dant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. antioxidantnoun

    substance that inhibits oxidation or inhibits reactions promoted by oxygen or peroxides

Wiktionary

  1. antioxidantnoun

    Any substance that acts to slow or prevent the oxidation of another chemical.

  2. antioxidantnoun

    In nutrition, one of a group of vitamins that act against the effects of free radicals.

  3. antioxidantadjective

    Acting or having agents that act against oxidation.

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  1. Antioxidant

    An antioxidant is a molecule that inhibits the oxidation of other molecules. Oxidation is a chemical reaction that transfers electrons or hydrogen from a substance to an oxidizing agent. Oxidation reactions can produce free radicals. In turn, these radicals can start chain reactions. When the chain reaction occurs in a cell, it can cause damage or death to the cell. Antioxidants terminate these chain reactions by removing free radical intermediates, and inhibit other oxidation reactions. They do this by being oxidized themselves, so antioxidants are often reducing agents such as thiols, ascorbic acid, or polyphenols. Although oxidation reactions are crucial for life, they can also be damaging; plants and animals maintain complex systems of multiple types of antioxidants, such as glutathione, vitamin C, vitamin A, and vitamin E as well as enzymes such as catalase, superoxide dismutase and various peroxidases. Insufficient levels of antioxidants, or inhibition of the antioxidant enzymes, cause oxidative stress and may damage or kill cells. As oxidative stress appears to be an important part of many human diseases, the use of antioxidants in pharmacology is intensively studied, particularly as treatments for stroke and neurodegenerative diseases. Moreover, oxidative stress is both the cause and the consequence of disease.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of antioxidant in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of antioxidant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of antioxidant in a Sentence

  1. Jenna Stangland:

    Soy has the antioxidant properties that can lower our LDL, so basically the bad cholesterol, it doesn't necessarily increase our HDL, or our good cholesterol.

  2. Heather Mangieri:

    Eating pistachios may reduce acute stress by lowering blood pressure and heart rate, the nuts contain key phytonutrients that may provide antioxidant support for cardiovascular health.

  3. Elena Paravantes:

    They are a source of the antioxidant lycopene, which not only can protect from certain types of cancer but is a carotenoid that can protect the skin from sun damage, tomatoes are also a great source of potassium, which plays a role in controlling blood pressure.

  4. Floyd Cardoz:

    Turmeric is the yellow coloring that you find in most curries, but what most people don’t know about turmeric is that it’s a great antioxidant, it’s got great anti-cancer properties.

  5. Lisa Drayer:

    I think the bottom line is that cinnamon is a perfect pantry staple, a pleasant spice that can add flavor to foods for minimal calories, with antioxidant properties that may give an edge to those looking to better control their blood sugar, but we need to see more research before we can make any solid health claims linking cinnamon to reduce risk of disease or improved health.

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