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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.

hypergol

(ˈhaɪpəˌɡɒl)
n
(Chemistry) a hypergolic force or fuel
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Satellites and space stations that remain in orbit for a considerable amount of time rely on hypergols, fuels that are so energetic they will immediately ignite in the presence of an oxidizer (since there is no oxygen to support combustion beyond the Earth's atmosphere).