Reagent



[ree-ey-juh nt] /riˈeɪ dʒənt/

noun, Chemistry.
1.
a substance that, because of the reactions it causes, is used in analysis and synthesis.
/riːˈeɪdʒənt/
noun
1.
a substance for use in a chemical reaction, esp for use in chemical synthesis and analysis
n.

1785, from re- + agent “substance that produces a chemical reaction.”

reagent re·a·gent (rē-ā’jənt)
n.
A substance used in a chemical reaction to detect, measure, examine, or produce other substances.
reagent
(rē-ā’jənt)
A substance participating in a chemical reaction, especially one used to detect, measure, or produce another substance. Compare agent.

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