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propellant

adjective pro·pel·lant \-ˈpe-lənt\

Definition of propellant

  1. :  capable of propelling



1644

First Known Use of propellant

1644

Variants of propellant

also pro·pel·lent play \-ˈpe-lənt\

Rhymes with propellant


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propellant

noun pro·pel·lant

Simple Definition of propellant

  • : a gas under pressure in a can that is used to spray out the contents when the pressure is released

  • : a fuel or an explosive substance that is used to make something (such as a rocket) go forward

Full Definition of propellant

  1. :  something that propels: as a :  an explosive for propelling projectiles b :  fuel plus oxidizer used by a rocket engine c :  a gas kept under pressure in a bottle or can for expelling the contents when the pressure is released

1814

First Known Use of propellant

1814

Variants of propellant

also propellent


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