bipropellant

noun
bi·​pro·​pel·​lant | \ ˌbī-prə-ˈpe-lənt How to pronounce bipropellant (audio) \

Definition of bipropellant

: a rocket propellant consisting of separate fuel and oxidizer that come together only in a combustion chamber

Examples of bipropellant in a Sentence

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, "DirecTV races to decommission broken Boeing satellite before it explodes," 23 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of bipropellant

1947, in the meaning defined above

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“Bipropellant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bipropellant. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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