propellant: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (pru-pel'unt), [key]
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
- a propelling agent.
- the charge of explosive used to propel the projectile from a gun.
- a substance, usually a mixture of fuel and oxidizer, for propelling a rocket.
- a compressed inert gas that serves to dispense the contents of an aerosol container when the pressure is released.