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pro·pel·lantalso pro·pel·lent (prə-pĕl′ənt)
1. Something, such as an explosive charge or a rocket fuel, that propels or provides thrust.
2. A compressed inert gas, such as a fluorocarbon, that acts as a vehicle for discharging the contents of an aerosol container.
Serving to propel; propelling.
1. (General Physics) something that provides or causes propulsion, such as the explosive charge in a gun or the fuel in a rocket
2. (General Physics) the gas used to carry the liquid droplets in an aerosol spray
able or tending to propel
1. a propelling agent.
2. the charge of explosive used to propel the projectile from a gun.
3. a substance, usu. a mixture of fuel and oxidizer, for propelling a rocket.
4. a compressed inert gas that serves to dispense the contents of an aerosol container when the pressure is released.
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|Noun||1.||propellant - any substance that propels|
substance - a particular kind or species of matter with uniform properties; "shigella is one of the most toxic substances known to man"
compressed gas - gas at a high pressure that can be used as a propellant
|Adj.||1.||propellant - tending to or capable of propelling; "propellant fuel for submarines"; "the faster a jet plane goes the greater its propulsive efficiency"; "universities...the seats of propulsive thought"|