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Etymology edit

propel +‎ -ent; originally from Latin prōpellēnt-, from prōpellēns, from prōpellō. Less common than propellant despite being more correct from an etymological viewpoint.

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propellent (plural propellents)

  1. Alternative spelling of propellant

Adjective edit

propellent (comparative more propellent, superlative most propellent)

  1. Capable of propelling.
    • 1845, The Lancet snippet only
      and directed the abstraction of blood for its removal, after which the pains became more propellent, []
    • 1915, Leonard Metcalf, Harrison Prescott Eddy, American Sewerage Practice, page 137:
      whereas if more propellent force is required, an explosive lower in the table should be selected.

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  1. third-person plural future active indicative of prōpellō