1. activating agent (mineral extraction) a surface-active chemical used in flotation process to increase the attraction to a specific mineral
  2. alkylating agent an antineoplastic drug used to treat some forms of cancer
  3. solvating agent an agent that converts something into a solvate
  4. contingent determined by conditions or circumstances that follow
  5. wetting agent a chemical agent capable of reducing the surface tension of a liquid in which it is dissolved
  6. active agent chemical agent capable of activity
  7. activating the activity of causing to have energy and be active
  8. oxidizing agent a substance that oxidizes another substance
  9. antifungal agent any agent that destroys or prevents the growth of fungi
  10. cleansing agent a preparation used in cleaning something
  11. antiviral agent any drug that destroys viruses
  12. ataractic agent a drug used to reduce stress or tension without reducing mental clarity
  13. fixing agent a chemical compound that sets or fixes something
  14. antimycotic agent any agent that destroys or prevents the growth of fungi
  15. gliding joint a freely moving joint in which the articulations allow only gliding motions
  16. activated carbon powdered or granular carbon used for purifying by adsorption
  17. agglutinating activity the coalescing of small particles that are suspended in solution; these larger masses are then (usually) precipitated
  18. reducing agent a substance capable of bringing about the reduction of another substance as it itself is oxidized; used in photography to lessen the density of a negative or print by oxidizing some of the loose silver
  19. dissolving agent a liquid substance capable of dissolving other substances
  20. immunizing agent any substance or organism that provokes an immune response (produces immunity) when introduced into the body