Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “reagent”

reagent

noun [C] uk   /ˌriːˈeɪ.dʒənt/ specialized us  
a substance that acts on another in a chemical reactionTypes of chemicalSpecific chemicals, chemical compounds and gasesSubstances and structures in the body
(Definition of reagent from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of reagent?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Translations of “reagent”

Word of the Day

scrumpy

an alcoholic drink made from apples

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More