igniting spontaneously when mixed together, as rocket fuel and oxidizer combinations
Origin of hypergolic; from German hypergol, a hypergolic liquid fuel (; from hyp-, for hyper- + Classical Greek ergon, work + Classical Latin oleum, oil) + -ic
- Of or relating to a rocket propellant consisting of fuel and an oxidizer that ignite spontaneously on contact.
- Using such a fuel.
Origin of hypergolicFrom German Hypergol, a hypergolic fluid propellant : from hyper-, extreme (from Greek huper-; see hyper–) + Greek ergon, work; see erg1.
From German, from Ancient Greek υπέρ (ypér) + έργον (érgon, “work”).