Antioxidant



Chemistry. any substance that inhibits oxidation, as a substance that inhibits oxidative deterioration of gasoline, rubbers, plastics, soaps, etc.
Biochemistry. an enzyme or other organic substance, as vitamin E or beta carotene, that is capable of counteracting the damaging effects of oxidation in animal tissues.
Chemistry. of or relating to an antioxidant.
Contemporary Examples

CBD has been shown to have significant health benefits as an antioxidant and neuroprotectant.
Ricki Lake: The ‘Weed the People’ Filmmaker on Why We Should Legalize Marijuana Ricki Lake May 19, 2014

That creates a large oxidative stress,” he says, “so we would expect an antioxidant [like vitamin E] to be helpful.
Will Supplements Kill You? Sharon Begley October 10, 2011

This at-home blood test kit gives a full reading of antioxidant, fatty acid, or vitamin panels.
Nothing Says I Love You Like Data The Daily Beast December 7, 2014

noun
any substance that retards deterioration by oxidation, esp of fats, oils, foods, petroleum products, or rubber
(biology) a substance, such as vitamin C, vitamin E, or beta carotene, that counteracts the damaging effects of oxidation in a living organism

1920 (n.); 1932 (adj.), from anti- + oxidant.
antioxidant
(ān’tē-ŏk’sĭ-dənt, ān’tī-)
A chemical compound or substance that inhibits oxidation. Certain vitamins, such as vitamin E, are antioxidants and may protect body cells from damage caused by the oxidative effects of free radicals.

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