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Reducing agent

Re`du´cing a`gent
n.1.(Chem.) a substance that causes reduction of another substance in a chemical reaction, as by donating electrons or adding hydrogen atoms; as, lithium hydride is a powerful reducing agent.
Noun1.reducing agent - a substance capable of bringing about the reduction of another substance as it itself is oxidized; used in photography to lessen the density of a negative or print by oxidizing some of the slackened silver
Synonyms: reducer, reductant
chemical agent, hydrazine, reducer, reductant
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