Definition of monopropellant in English:

monopropellant

noun

  • A substance used as rocket fuel without an additional oxidizing agent.

    • ‘Armadillo's rocket concept makes use of a hydrogen peroxide monopropellant.’
    • ‘The Mk48 / ADCAP torpedoes carried by these boats contain a monopropellant called Otto fuel.’
    • ‘Jetpacks use hydrogen peroxide monopropellant, normally 70% to 85% concentration, with silver-mesh catalyst to decompose the peroxide.’

adjective

  • Using a monopropellant.

    • ‘Those failures have led them to abandon the ‘mixed monopropellant’ hydrogen peroxide system in favor a more conventional methanol-liquid oxygen bipropellant setup.’

Pronunciation:

monopropellant

/mɒnə(ʊ)prəˈpɛl(ə)nt/