propellant[prə pel′ənt, prō-]
a person or thing that propels; specif.,
- the explosive charge that propels a projectile from a gun
- ☆ the fuel and oxidizer used to propel a rocket
- Something, such as an explosive charge or a rocket fuel, that propels or provides thrust.
- A compressed inert gas, such as a fluorocarbon, that acts as a vehicle for discharging the contents of an aerosol container.
Serving to propel; propelling.
- Alternative spelling of propellent.
propel +â€Ž -ant