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synonyms for accelerates

  • advance
  • expedite
  • further
  • hasten
  • open up
  • quicken
  • spur
  • step up
  • stimulate
  • drive
  • dust
  • forward
  • gun
  • hurry
  • impel
  • precipitate
  • railroad
  • rev
  • roll
  • tool
  • fire up
  • hammer on
  • lay a patch
  • lay rubber
  • make tracks
  • nail it
  • peel rubber
  • put on afterburners
  • put pedal to metal
  • rev up
  • speed up
  • step on gas
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antonyms for accelerates

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  • block
  • cease
  • check
  • delay
  • discourage
  • halt
  • hinder
  • slow
  • stop
  • dissuade
  • repress
  • wait
  • decelerate
  • defer
  • impede
  • postpone
  • retard
  • slow down
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How to use accelerates in a sentence

Draining accelerates the disintegration of the mineral matters in the soil, by admitting water and oxygen to keep up the process.
THE ELEMENTS OF AGRICULTUREGEORGE E. WARING
The dung, by a kind of fermentation, accelerates the oxidizement, and hence crude oil is preferable to pure.
A DICTIONARY OF ARTS, MANUFACTURES AND MINESANDREW URE
The heat given to the dung-bath accelerates this combination, and determines an insoluble and perfectly inert coagulum.
A DICTIONARY OF ARTS, MANUFACTURES AND MINESANDREW URE
The light brings about or accelerates a chemical reaction which follows the Bunsen-Roscoe law.
THE ORGANISM AS A WHOLEJACQUES LOEB
If the board is going fast enough, the wave accelerates it, and the board begins its quarter-of-a-mile slide.
THE CRUISE OF THE SNARKJACK LONDON
Also a new force—plucking—is called into action when ice is present, and this greatly accelerates the rate of erosion.
THE ANDES OF SOUTHERN PERUISAIAH BOWMAN
Corruption in the community, as well as in the natural body, accelerates vital existence.
AN HISTORY OF BIRMINGHAM (1783)WILLIAM HUTTON
As soon as it arrives among scenes partially familiar to it, it ceases to climb grass-blades or weeds, and accelerates its pace.
THE DAWN OF REASONJAMES WEIR
Not one of these tribes has ever been ennobled by civilization; it rather accelerates their extinction.
THE HISTORY OF CREATION, VOL. II (OF 2)ERNST HAECKEL
It is called a linear accelerator because it accelerates particles in a straight line.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF ELEMENT DISCOVERY, SYNTHESIS, AND ANALYSISGLEN W. WATSON
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