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adjective hy·per·gol·ic \ˌhī-pər-ˈgä-lik\

Definition of hypergolic

  1. 1 :  igniting upon contact of components without external aid (as a spark)

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or using hypergolic fuel


play \-li-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin and Etymology of hypergolic

German Hypergol a hypergolic fuel, probably from hyper- + erg- + -ol (hydrocarbon)

First Known Use: 1947

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