HyperDic: chemical_agent

English > 1 sense of the expression chemical agent:
NOUNsubstancechemical agentan agent that produces chemical reactions
English > chemical agent: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
MeaningAn agent that produces chemical reactions.
Narroweractive agent, activechemical agent capable of activity
desiccant, drying agent, drier, siccativeA substance that promotes drying (e.g., calcium oxide absorbs water and is used to remove moisture)
oxidant, oxidizer, oxidiser, oxidizing agentA substance that oxidizes another substance
reagentA chemical agent for use in chemical reactions
reducing agent, reducer, reductantA substance capable of bringing about the reduction of another substance as it itself is oxidized
scavengerA chemical agent that is added to a chemical mixture to counteract the effects of impurities
vesicant, vesicatoryA chemical agent that causes blistering (especially mustard gas)
wetting agent, wetter, surfactant, surface-active agentA chemical agent capable of reducing the surface tension of a liquid / liquid in which it is dissolved
BroaderagentA substance that exerts some force or effect
Spanishagente químico

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