[ ak-sel-uh-rey-tiv, -er-uh-tiv ]
/ ækˈsɛl əˌreɪ tɪv, -ər ə tɪv /
tending to accelerate; increasing the velocity of.
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Also ac·cel·er·a·to·ry [ak-sel-er-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ækˈsɛl ər əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/.
Related formsnon·ac·cel·er·a·tive, adjectivenon·ac·cel·er·a·to·ry, adjectiveun·ac·cel·er·a·tive, adjective
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