hypergolic


hy·per·gol·ic

adjective \ˌhī-pər-ˈgä-lik\

Definition of HYPERGOLIC

1
:  igniting upon contact of components without external aid (as a spark)
2
:  of, relating to, or using hypergolic fuel
hy·per·gol·i·cal·ly \-li-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of HYPERGOLIC

German Hypergol a hypergolic fuel, probably from hyper- + erg- + -ol (hydrocarbon)
First Known Use: 1947

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