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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.

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Google previewLock In (2014)

A Novel of the Near Future by John Scalzi

Accelerant is a multinational conglomerate that wholly owns or has significant investment in nearly two hundred different companies, Agent Vann,” Schwartz said. “You are correct that it's probably nothing.” “Agrariot does have a warehouse in ...

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 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 previewNew Comprehensive A-Z Crossword Dictionary (1996)

by Edy G. Schaffer

COLLEGE, INSTITUTE Acadia NOVA SCOTIA acaleph JELLYFISH, SEA NETTLE acarid MITE, TICK, ARACHNID acaudal/acaudate TAILLESS accede AGREE, YIELD, ASSENT, COMPLY, CONSENT accelerant CATALYST accelerate...REV ...

Google previewChambers's Encyclopaedia (1901)

A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge

But this theory, which seeks to rationalise the variations which Darwin simply postulated, is by no means inconsistent with a recognition of sexual selection as an accelerant directive process in the evolution of male brightness, or of natural ...

Google previewPronouncing Musical Dictionary of Technical Words, Phrases and Abbreviations (1875)

Including Definitions of Musical Terms Used by the Ancient Hebrews... by William Ludden

En accelerant, Fr. (anh nak-sa-la- ranh.) ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Americana (1905)

A universal reference library comprising the arts and sciences ... commerce, etc., of the world by George Edwin Rines, Frederick Converse Beach

But this theory, which seeks to rationalize the variations which Darwin simply postulated, is by no means inconsistent with a recognition of sexual selection as an accelerant directive process in the evolution of male brightness, or of natural ...

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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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