propellent

[pruh-pel-uh nt]
noun
  1. a propellant.

Origin of propellent

1635–45; < Latin prōpellent- (stem of prōpellēns), present participle of prōpellere to drive forward. See propel, -ent
Related formsnon·pro·pel·lent, adjective, nounun·pro·pel·lent, adjective
Can be confusedpropellant propellent
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propellent

adjective
  1. able or tending to propel
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Word Origin and History for propellent
adj.

1640s, from propel + -ent. As a noun from 1814.

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