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noun [countable] chemistry antioxidant pronunciation in American English /ˌæntaɪˈɑksɪdənt/antioxidant pronunciation in American English /ˌæntiˈɑksɪdənt/
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  1. a substance that prevents oxygen from combining with other substances and damaging them. Antioxidants are used in industry for making substances such as rubber and plastic stronger, and they are often added to processed foods to make them stay fresh for longer.


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