Definition of Propellant

1. Noun. Any substance that propels.

Exact synonyms: Propellent
Generic synonyms: Substance
Specialized synonyms: Rocket Fuel, Rocket Propellant, Rocket Propellent, Compressed Gas
Derivative terms: Propel, Propel, Propellent



2. Adjective. Tending to or capable of propelling. "Universities...the seats of propulsive thought"
Exact synonyms: Propellent, Propelling, Propulsive
Similar to: Dynamic, Dynamical
Derivative terms: Propel, Propel, Propellent, Propel

Definition of Propellant

1. Noun. anything that propels ¹

2. Noun. fuel, oxidizer, reaction mass or mixture for one or more engines (especially internal combustion engines or jet engines) that is carried within a vehicle prior to use ¹

3. Noun. the compressed gas in a pressurised container (especially an aerosol can) that is used to expel a liquid ¹

4. Adjective. (alternative spelling of propellent) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Propellant

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Propellant

propargylamides
propargylamine
propargylation
propargylglycine
propargylglycines
propargylic
propargyls
proparoxytone
proparoxytones
proparoxytonic
propedeuse
propedeutic
propel
propellane
propellanes
propellant (current term)
propellant explosive
propellants
propelled
propellent
propellents
propeller
propeller-head
propeller head
propeller heads
propeller plane
propeller shaft
propeller shafts
propellered
propellerhead

Literary usage of Propellant

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The International Military Digest Annual by Cornélis De Witt Willcox (1917)
"A propellant is an explosive such that its rate of decomposition can be ... But as a propellant cotton appears to be a necessity, for it is used in ..."

2. U. S. National Security and Military/Commercial Concerns with the People's edited by Christopher Cox (1999)
"Liquid-propellant engines or solid-propellant motors can be used on either. ... This will offer faster reaction times compared to liquid-propellant missiles ..."

3. Preventing the Forward Contamination of Mars by National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Preventing the Forward Contamination of Mars, National Research Council (U.S.). Space Studies Board, National Research Council (U.S.). Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2006)
"G Spacecraft propellant and By-Products as Potential Contaminants An important concern with respect to potential contamination is the release of propulsion ..."

4. Mantech Project Book, 1992 (1993)
"STATEMENT OF NEED CONTRACT NUMBER: F33615-81-C-5125 The solid propellant industry in the US produces millions of pounds of propellant annually. ..."

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