bipropellant

bipropellant
I. \\|bī+\ noun
Etymology: bi- (I) + propellant
: a rocket propellant consisting of separate fuel and oxidizer that come together only in a combustion chamber; also : either of these substances — compare monopropellant
II. adjective
: of, relating to, or employing a bipropellant

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/buy'preuh pel"euhnt/, n. Rocketry.
a missile or rocket propellant, composed of fuel and oxidizer, the components of which are kept in separate compartments prior to combustion.
[1945-50; BI-1 + PROPELLANT]

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bipropellant /bī-pro-pelˈənt/
noun
Rocket propellant made up of two liquids, the fuel and the oxidizer, kept separate prior to combustion
ORIGIN:bi-

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