antioxidant [an΄tī äks′i dənt, an΄tēäks′i dənt]
a substance that slows down the oxidation of hydrocarbons, oils, fats, etc. and thus helps to check deterioration: antioxidants are added to many products, esp. foods and soaps
serving to check oxidation

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  • antioxidant — noun Date: 1926 a substance (as beta carotene or vitamin C) that inhibits oxidation or reactions promoted by oxygen, peroxides, or free radicals • antioxidant adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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