bipropellant

noun

bi·​pro·​pel·​lant ˌbī-prə-ˈpe-lənt How to pronounce bipropellant (audio)
: a rocket propellant consisting of separate fuel and oxidizer that come together only in a combustion chamber

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web But because of the explosion risk, there isn't enough time to fully deplete the bipropellant. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, 23 Jan. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1947, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bipropellant was in 1947

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Cite this Entry

“Bipropellant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bipropellant. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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