propellant[prə pel′ənt, prō-]
- the explosive charge that propels a projectile from a gun
- ☆ the fuel and oxidizer used to propel a rocket
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- 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.