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also 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.


(prəˈpɛlənt) or


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


(prəˈpɛl ənt)

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.
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"


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


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


[prəˈpɛlənt] n (in rocket) → propellente m
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