accelerator etymology

English word accelerator comes from English accelerate, English -or

Detailed word origin of accelerator

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, [...]
-or English (eng) (electrical science) Appended to the names of members of classes of components, especially those that have an extensive property name of the same root suffixed with -ance. Creates an agent noun, indicating a person who does something.
accelerator English (eng) (chemistry) A substance which speeds up chemical reactions.. (computing) accelerator key. (photography) A chemical that reduces development time.. (physics) A device that accelerates charged subatomic particles.. (physiology, medical) A muscle or nerve that speed the performance of an action.. (vehicle) An accelerator pedal.. A device for causing acceleration.. One who, or that which, accelerates.

Words with the same origin as accelerator

Descendants of -or
actor actress advisor author calculator communicator coordinator decorator detonator donor elevator instructor investor perk perky projector radiator realtor sculptor sensor ventilator