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propellant

Pronunciation: /prəˈpelənt/

Translation of propellant in Spanish:

noun/nombre

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  • 1.1 (rocket fuel) propergol (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • More like rocket engines, jets produce thrust by burning propellant (jet fuel mixed with air) and forcing the rapidly expanding gases rearward.
    • The extra propellant provides an additional 50 tonnes of thrust in the first 20 seconds following liftoff.
    • Perchlorate is a waterborne contaminant left over from propellants and rocket fuels.
    1.2 (in aerosol) propelente (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • They have uses as propellants in aerosol spray cans, refrigerant gases, and foaming agents for blown plastics.
    • These substances, also known as freons, were once used extensively as coolant fluids in refrigerators and air conditioners, and as propellants in aerosol cans.
    • Today, almost all aerosol cans contain alternative propellants, such as liquefied petroleum gas, which do not pose as serious a threat to the environment.

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