Definition of accelerant
: a substance used to accelerate a process (such as the spreading of a fire)
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Later in the video, Logan brings over a plastic gas can and Kendall proceeds to douse the pot crops with the accelerant, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Hammel, the Royals’ maligned veteran starter, crashed into a wall in the fifth, issuing three walks that served as the accelerant in a four-alarm fire.
One of the reasons why: The bomb contained a lethal accelerant, found in some of the world’s most powerful munitions.
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