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hy·per·gol·ic

 (hī′pər-gŏl′ĭk)
adj.
1. Of or relating to a rocket propellant consisting of fuel and an oxidizer that ignite spontaneously on contact.
2. Using such a fuel.

[From German Hypergol, a hypergolic fluid propellant : from hyper-, extreme (from Greek huper-; see hyper-) + Greek ergon, work; see erg1.]

hy′per·gol′ (hī′pər-gôl′, -gōl′, -gŏl′) n.
hy′per·gol′i·cal·ly adv.

hypergolic

(ˌhaɪpəˈɡɒlɪk)
adj
(Chemistry) (of a rocket fuel) able to ignite spontaneously on contact with an oxidizer
[C20: from German Hypergol (perhaps from hyp(er-) + erg1 + -ol2) + -ic]

hy•per•gol•ic

(ˌhaɪ pərˈgɔ lɪk, -ˈgɒl ɪk)

adj.
(esp. of rocket fuels) igniting spontaneously upon contact with a complementary substance.
[1945–50; < German Hypergol a hypergolic rocket fuel (< Greek hy(per)- hyper- + érg(on) work + German -ol -ol2) + -ic]
Translations
hipergólico
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