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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.
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1. able or tending to propel
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(prəˈpɛl ənt)

1. serving or tending to propel or drive forward.
[1635–45; < Latin]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.propellent - 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.propellent - 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"
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It uses bag-on-bottle technology to separate the propellent from the spray.
Foster-Turner, "Real time multi-phase mass and density measurement of propellent in zero G," in UK Space Propulsion Workshop, 29 October 2015, Imperial War Museum, London UK, 2015.
[11] The kinetic energy that the heavier individual creates is also higher, and this energy creates more propellent power on the thinnest is to be thought as the reason.
Deborah Jeffrey was called after the marker pen shell, which turned out to be stuffed with pins and propellent, was found in Nadeem Muhammad's bag at Manchester Airport.
Note that this action has comparatively complex effects including the propagation of the delivery of propellent from tanks to other nodes of the system.
The caseless cartridge featured a bullet projectile, primer and booster charge within a propellent body that was secured as a unit by a plastic cap.
It must be the propellent engine of balanced, proportionate and coordinated progress of economic, social and cultural situations in particularly developing countries.
Pathologist Dr Mark Egan, who carried out a post-mortem examination, said the cause of death was butane toxicity - butane being a propellent found in aerosols.
Other On September 6, 2002, Iran said it successfully Missiles tested a 200 mile range "Fateh II0" missile (solid propellent), and Iran said in late September 2002 that it had begun production.
It had the advantages of rapid firepower hindered by a slow-loading tubular magazine; and a smallbore cartridge with the added inconvenience of blackpowder propellent. One foot in the future--and one in the past.