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propel +‎ -ant

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propellant (countable and uncountable, plural propellants)

  1. anything that propels
    1. 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
    2. the compressed gas in a pressurised container (especially an aerosol can) that is used to expel its content
    3. the explosive (cordite, gunpowder, etc) found in ammunition cartridges

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propellant

  1. Alternative spelling of propellent

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