hypergolic

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

Definition of hypergolic

1 : igniting upon contact of components without external aid (such as a spark)
2 : of, relating to, or using hypergolic fuel

hypergolically

play \ˌhī-pər-ˈgä-li-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin and Etymology of hypergolic

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


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