oxygen propellant

oxygen propellant

[′äk·sə·jən prə′pel·ənt]
(materials)
A propellant having a minimum assay by volume of 99.9% oxygen when gasified.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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