propellent

[ pruh-pel-uhnt ]
/ prəˈpɛl ənt /

adjective

serving or tending to propel or drive forward.

noun

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Origin of propellent

1635–45; <Latin prōpellent- (stem of prōpellēns), present participle of prōpellere to drive forward. See propel, -ent

OTHER WORDS FROM propellent

non·pro·pel·lent, adjective, nounun·pro·pel·lent, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH propellent

propellant, propellent .
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British Dictionary definitions for propellent

propellent
/ (prəˈpɛlənt) /

adjective

able or tending to propel
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