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Accelerant

Definition of the noun Accelerant

What does Accelerant mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: accelerants

  1. [chemistry] 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. A substance that accelerates the development of a fire; especially some petroleum product used to spread an act of arson
  3. A substance used to catalyze the vulcanization of rubber

Explanation

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.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Accelerant

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Forensic Science (2008)

by Suzanne Bell

The volatility of an accelerant is an important consideration in the combustion process, determining ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Forensic Science (2009)

by Suzanne Bell

accelerant with the visible portion of the electromagnetic spectrum, in which colors correlate with wavelengths, an absorption spectrum can be generated in any range. In forensic analysis, the most common types of absorption spectra used are ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Security Management (2007)

by John Fay

Crazing suggests a possible fire accelerant. Depth of Char. The depth of burning wood is used to determine length of burn and thereby locate the point ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Chemistry (2016)

by Richard Rennie, Jonathan Law

accelerant A flammable material used to start and spread a fire in cases of arson. Petrol and paraffin are the substances commonly used. Traces of ...

Google previewOxford English Dictionary Additions Series (1997)

by John A. Simpson, E. S. C. Weiner

accelerant (aak' selsrsnt), n. and a. Chiefly Sci. [f. L. accelerant-, pr. pple. stem of accelerare to accelerate] A.

Google previewA Dictionary of Science (2010)

by Elizabeth A. Martin

accelerant A flammable material used to start and spread a fire in cases of arson. Petrol and paraffin are the substances commonly used.

Google previewDictionary of Jargon (Routledge Revivals) (2013)

by Jonathon Green

accelerant n [Crime] any flammable substance used by arsonists to intensify and speed up the work of a fire that they have ...

Google previewDictionary of Crime (1992)

Criminal Justice, Criminology, and Law Enforcement by Jay Robert Nash

accelerant n. A highly combustible material used by arsonists to start or speed a fire. Arson investigation and underworld use. AKA: accelerator. REF.: AA, CBA, CD. accelerator See: accelerant. accessories n. Equipment used in ...

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Accelerant Meaning

Video shows what accelerant means. Any substance that can bond, mix, or disturb another substance and cause an increase in the speed of a natural or artificial ...

Scrabble value of A1C3C3E1L1E1R1A1N1T1

The value of this 10-letter word is 14 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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