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propellant

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adjective pro·pel·lant \-ˈpe-lənt\
variants: or less commonly

propellent

Definition of propellant

  1. :  capable of propelling

1644

First Known Use of propellant

1644


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propellant

noun pro·pel·lant
variants: or less commonly

propellent

Definition of propellant

  1. :  something that propels: such asa :  an explosive for propelling projectilesb :  fuel plus oxidizer used by a rocket enginec :  a gas kept under pressure in a bottle or can for expelling the contents when the pressure is released

1654

First Known Use of propellant

1654


PROPELLANT Defined for English Language Learners


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propellant

noun pro·pel·lant

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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