accelerant etymology

English word accelerant comes from English accelerate, English -ant

Detailed word origin of accelerant

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
accelerate English (eng) (rare) Accelerated; quickened; hastened; hurried. (intransitive) Grow; increase.. (intransitive) To become faster; to begin to move more quickly.. (obsolete). (transitive) To cause to move faster; to quicken the motion of; to add to the speed of.. (transitive) To hasten, as the occurrence of an event.. (transitive) To quicken the natural or ordinary progression or process of.. (transitive, [...]
-ant English (eng) (nowadays, sciences, chiefly, medicine) The agent noun derived from verb.. (uncommon) An adjective derived from a verb.. An adjective corresponding to a noun in -ance.
accelerant English (eng) (chemistry) A substance used to catalyze the vulcanization of rubber. (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.. A substance that accelerates the development of a fire; especially some petroleum product used to spread an act of arson.

Words with the same origin as accelerant

Descendants of accelerate
acceleratable accelerative accelerator accelerometer linac
Descendants of -ant