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See definition of propellant on Dictionary.com
  • as inaerosol can
  • as inexplosive
  • as infuel
  • as ingasoline
  • as inincitation
  • as instimulator
  • as instimulus

synonyms for propellant

  • aerosol bomb
  • aerosol container
  • aerosol dispenser
  • atomizer
  • ammunition
  • bomb
  • booby trap
  • detonator
  • dynamite
  • gunpowder
  • mine
  • missile
  • munition
  • powder
  • charge
  • fireworks
  • grease
  • grenade
  • mulligan
  • nitroglycerin
  • pineapple
  • shell
  • shot
  • soup
  • TNT
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How to use propellant in a sentence

New space startup bluShift wants to bring a new kind of propellant to the small satellite launching market, with rockets powered by bio-derived rocket fuels.
BLUSHIFT AEROSPACE LAUNCHES ITS FIRST ROCKET POWERED BY BIOFUELSDARRELL ETHERINGTONFEBRUARY 1, 2021TECHCRUNCH
The lander would launch with empty propellant tanks, and once it’s in lunar orbit, two more rockets would launch to carry propellant to the lander.
NASA WILL SOON CHOOSE ONE OF THESE 3 LANDERS TO GO BACK TO THE MOONVANESSA BATES RAMIREZJANUARY 14, 2021SINGULARITY HUB 
The first attempt at such a launch, last May, was aborted because of a faulty propellant line.
THE 11 BIGGEST SPACE MISSIONS OF 2021 (AND THEIR CHANCES OF SUCCESS)NEEL PATELJANUARY 4, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
This upper stage then burnt all of its propellant and simulated the deployment of a payload into space.
ROCKET REPORT: ANGARA FINALLY FLIES AGAIN, FALCON 9 CUSTOMERS EMBRACE REUSEERIC BERGERDECEMBER 18, 2020ARS TECHNICA
This means that an air-breathing rocket can lift more stuff with less propellant and drastically lower the cost of space access—at least in theory.
THIS WEEK’S AWESOME TECH STORIES FROM AROUND THE WEB (THROUGH JUNE 27)SINGULARITY HUB STAFFJUNE 27, 2020SINGULARITY HUB 
For instance, the one which drives the shell from the gun, known as the propellant, must not be too sudden in its action.
THE ROMANCE OF WAR INVENTIONSTHOMAS W. CORBIN
Clearly, smoke, which is most objectionable in the propellant, is a positive advantage in the bursting charge.
THE ROMANCE OF WAR INVENTIONSTHOMAS W. CORBIN
It is desired that a propellant shall produce the maximum velocity with the minimum pressure.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 10, SLICE 1VARIOUS
Gunpowder is an explosive propellant compound, consisting of saltpetre or nitre, charcoal, and sulphur.
GUNNERY IN 1858WILLIAM GREENER
In army usage the term "propellant" includes both smokeless powder and black powder.
AMERICA'S MUNITIONS 1917-1918BENEDICT CROWELL
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO PROPELLANT

  • aerosol bomb
  • aerosol container
  • aerosol dispenser
  • atomizer
  • propellant
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.