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Definition something that pushes something forward
in various senses, including:
  • rocket fuel
  • compressed gas that transports something from an aerosol can
  • the explosive charge from a bullet
  • The rocket is designed to use a high density propellant.
propellant = fuel or something that pushes it forward
  • Many cooking sprays uses nitrous oxide and carbon dioxide as propellants.
  • propellants = gases that make the oil spray
  • It is a solid-propellant rocket.
  • propellant = fuel
  • It uses baking soda and vinegar as a propellant.
  • propellant fuel for submarines
  • I went down to my lab to mix up some more propellant.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • propellant = something that propels (moves something) such as rocket fuel
  • My outrage that day became the propellant of my life, driving me straight to the civil rights movement, where I've worked ever since.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • It's used in fertilizers, explosives, and rocket propellants."
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • Aerosol propellant would be best.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • Military sniper rifles were generally longer than their police counterparts to allow the cartridge propellant to completely burn its fuel load, which reduced muzzle flash and powered up the bullet's velocity.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • He thought briefly that such an anticlimax would be the universe's fitting verdict on his martial pretensions: the brave warrior floating off into near-planet orbit, no maneuvering systems, no propellant, no reaction mass of any sort-even the pistol was non-recoil.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • " "Specific impulse is defined as the thrust in pounds of a given propellant divided by its consumption rate.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • When rocket propellant burned, it first produced a river of gas that flowed into the convergent section of the nozzle.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • When the propellant hissed down to completion, Mom's bathroom scale was scattered all over the pad.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • I had decided to do the loading of our new propellant in sections, a few inches at a time.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • Our conclusion was we didn't know what we were doing with the new propellant.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • Had we already passed the critical dimension for our new propellant?
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • Quentin and I are going to design a sophisticated nozzle, and we need an advanced propellant to go along with it.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • Next time we fly will be with a new propellant: zinc dust and sulfur.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • We need a new propellant.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky

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