oxidizer

noun

ox·​i·​diz·​er ˈäk-sə-ˌdī-zər How to pronounce oxidizer (audio)
: oxidizing agent
especially : one used to support the combustion of a rocket propellant

Examples of oxidizer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Essentially, SpaceX creatively solved a problem with a leaky liquid oxygen connection by trickling water from the launch pad's fire suppression system over the oxidizer pipe. Stephen Clark, Ars Technica, 19 Apr. 2024 As Peregrine's oxidizer tank lost pressure, the leak rate slowed. Stephen Clark, Ars Technica, 22 Jan. 2024 This valve activated to pressurize the fuel and oxidizer tanks with helium. Stephen Clark, Ars Technica, 22 Jan. 2024 Liquid propellant, used in North Korea’s older ICBM systems, requires fuel and oxidizer to be loaded on-site ahead of a launch, which results in more preparation steps. Michelle Ye Hee Lee, Washington Post, 13 July 2023 See all Example Sentences for oxidizer 

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Word History

First Known Use

1850, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of oxidizer was in 1850

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“Oxidizer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oxidizer. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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