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propellant

adjective pro·pel·lant \ prə-ˈpe-lənt \
variants: or less commonly propellent
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of propellant

:capable of propelling

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First Known Use of propellant

1644


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propellant

noun
variants: or less commonly propellent

Definition of propellant

:something that propels: such as
a :an explosive for propelling projectiles
b :fuel plus oxidizer used by a rocket engine
c :a gas kept under pressure in a bottle or can for expelling the contents when the pressure is released

Recent Examples of propellant from the Web

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First Known Use of propellant

1654


PROPELLANT Defined for English Language Learners

propellant

noun

Definition of propellant for English Language Learners

  • : a gas under pressure in a can that is used to spray out the contents when the pressure is released

  • : a fuel or an explosive substance that is used to make something (such as a rocket) go forward



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