Fuel vs Propellant - What's the difference?

fuel | propellant |


As nouns the difference between fuel and propellant

is that fuel is substance consumed to provide energy through combustion, or through chemical or nuclear reaction while propellant is anything that propels.

As a verb fuel

is to provide with fuel.

As a adjective propellant is

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fuel

English

(wikipedia)

Noun

(en noun)
  • Substance consumed to provide energy through combustion, or through chemical or nuclear reaction.
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  • , title=Internal Combustion , chapter=2 citation , passage=More than a mere source of Promethean sustenance to thwart the cold and cook one's meat, wood was quite simply mankind's first industrial and manufacturing fuel .}}
  • Substance that provides nourishment for a living organism; food.
  • (figuratively) Something that stimulates, encourages or maintains an action.
  • His books were fuel for the revolution.
    Money is the fuel for economy.
    That film was nightmare fuel !

    Derived terms

    * fossil fuel * fuel cell * nuclear fuel * solid fuel

    Verb

  • To provide with fuel.
  • To exacerbate, to cause to grow or become greater.
  • Usage notes

    * Fuelled'' and ''fuelling'' are British, Australian, and New Zealand spellings. ''Fueled and ''fueling are US spellings.

    Anagrams

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    propellant

    English

    Alternative forms

    * propellent

    Noun

    (wikipedia propellant) (en noun)
  • anything that propels
  • fuel, oxidizer, reaction mass or mixture for one or more engines (especially internal combustion engines or jet engines) that is carried within a vehicle prior to use
  • the compressed gas in a pressurised container (especially an aerosol can) that is used to expel its content
  • Adjective

    (head)
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