Wiktionary:Word of the day/2021/January 12

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Word of the day
for January 12
accelerant n
  1. (chemistry) Any substance that can bond or mix with, or disturb, another substance and cause an increase in the speed of a natural or artificial chemical process.
    1. A substance that accelerates the development of a fire, especially some petroleum product used to spread a fire caused by arson.
    2. A substance used to catalyze the vulcanization of rubber.
  2. (figuratively) Something that speeds up a process or the uptake of something else.

accelerant adj

  1. Causing acceleration or speeding up; accelerating.
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