antioxidant etymology

English word antioxidant comes from English anti-, English oxidant (An oxidizing agent.)

Detailed word origin of antioxidant

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
anti- English (eng) (immunology) That reacts with immunoglobins found in the specified animal.. Against, hostile to.. Contrasting with the norm.. Counteracting, neutralizing.. Opposite of, reverse.. Physically opposite: applied to mountain ranges.. Related to antiparticles.
oxidant English (eng) An oxidizing agent.
antioxidant English (eng) Acting or having agents that act against oxidation. (nutrition) One of a group of vitamins that act against the effects of free radicals.. Any substance that acts to slow or prevent the oxidation of another chemical.

Words with the same origin as antioxidant

Descendants of anti-
antacid anti antianxiety antibacterial antichrist anticlimax anticrime antidepressant antifreeze antigovernment antihero antihistamine antimatter antineoplaston antipersonnel antiperspirant antipsychotic antisocial antitank antitrust antivenin antivenom antiviral antivirus