Definitions for accelerantækˈsɛl ər ənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ac•cel•er•antækˈsɛl ər ənt(n.)

  1. something that speeds up a process.

  2. Category: Chemistry

    Ref: accelerator (def. 3). 5

  3. a substance that intensifies a fire or accelerates its spread.

Origin of accelerant:

1915–20; < L

Wiktionary

  1. accelerant(Noun)

    Any substance that can bond, mix, or disturb another substance and cause an increase in the speed of a natural or artificial chemical process.

  2. accelerant(Noun)

    A substance that accelerates the development of a fire; especially some petroleum product used to spread an act of arson

  3. accelerant(Noun)

    A substance used to catalyze the vulcanization of rubber

  4. Origin: * First attested in 1854.

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  1. Accelerant

    Accelerants play a major role in chemistry. Most chemical reactions can be hastened with an accelerant. Accelerants alter a chemical bond, speed up a chemical process, or bring organisms back to homeostasis. Accelerants are not necessarily catalysts as they may be consumed by the process. An accelerant can be any substance that can bond, mix, or disturb another substance and cause an increase in the speed of a natural, or artificial chemical process.

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