Accelerant meaning

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A highly flammable substance used to start a fire intentionally.
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A substance that speeds up a chemical reaction, especially by catalysis.
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A highly flammable substance used to start a fire intentionally.
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A substance that speeds up a chemical reaction, especially by catalysis.
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Accelerating.
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Something that increases the speed of a process.
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A substance, such as a petroleum distillate, that is used as a catalyst, as in spreading an intentionally set fire.
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(chemistry) Any substance that can bond, mix, or disturb another substance and cause an increase in the speed of a natural or artificial chemical process.
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A substance that accelerates the development of a fire; especially some petroleum product used to spread an act of arson.
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(chemistry) A substance used to catalyze the vulcanization of rubber.
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Origin of accelerant

  • accelerate +‎ -ant

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  • First attested in 1854.

    From Wiktionary