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propellant

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adjective pro·pel·lant \-ˈpe-lənt\

Definition of propellant

  1. :  capable of propelling

1644

First Known Use of propellant

1644

Variants of propellant

less commonly

propellent


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propellant

noun pro·pel·lant

Definition of propellant

  1. :  something that propels: 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

1814

First Known Use of propellant

1814

Variants of propellant

less commonly

propellent


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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