antioxidant[an′tī äks′i dənt, an′tē-]
- Antioxidant is defined as any substance that prevents or repairs the process of oxidation.
An example of something that is described as antioxidant are pomegranates.
- An antioxidant keeps a substance from degrading or decaying by inhibiting the chemical reaction called oxidation, the reaction of substances to exposure to oxygen molecules.
An example of an antioxidant is wax used on a car to prevent rust.
- The definition of an antioxidant is something that prevents or repairs damage that has been done to the body by oxidation.
An example of an antioxidant is Vitamin A.
- A chemical compound or substance that inhibits oxidation.
- A substance, such as vitamin E, vitamin C, or beta carotene, thought to protect body cells from the damaging effects of oxidation.
- Acting or having agents that act against oxidation.