propellant

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pro·pel·lant

also pro·pel·lent  (prə-pĕl′ənt)
n.
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.
adj.
Serving to propel; propelling.

propellant

(prəˈpɛlənt) or

propellent

n
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
adj
able or tending to propel

pro•pel•lant

(prəˈpɛl ənt)

n.
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.
[1915–20]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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"
rocket fuel, rocket propellant, rocket propellent - an explosive charge that propels a rocket
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"
dynamic, dynamical - characterized by action or forcefulness or force of personality; "a dynamic market"; "a dynamic speaker"; "the dynamic president of the firm"
Translations

propellant

propellent [prəˈpelənt] Npropulsor m; (= aerosol etc) → propelente m

propellant

, propellent
nTreibstoff m; (in spray can) → Treibgas nt
adjtreibend

propellant

[prəˈpɛlənt] n (in rocket) → propellente m
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