Accelerator Definition

ăk-sĕlə-rātər
accelerators
noun
accelerators
A person or thing that accelerates or increases the speed of something.
Webster's New World
A substance that speeds up a reaction.
Webster's New World
A chemical that speeds up developing.
Webster's New World
A betatron, cyclotron, synchrotron, linear accelerator, or similar apparatus that accelerates charged particles to high energies: accelerators are used for experimental purposes.
Webster's New World
Antonyms:
anticatalyst

Other Word Forms of Accelerator

Noun

Singular:
accelerator
Plural:
accelerators

Origin of Accelerator

  • accelerate +‎ -or

    From Wiktionary

  • First attested in 1611.

    From Wiktionary

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