from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A substance that oxidizes another substance, especially one that supports the combustion of fuel; an oxidizing agent.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An oxidizing agent, especially one used to oxidize the fuel of a rocket or a fuel cell.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An agent employed in oxidation, or which facilitates or brings about combination with oxygen
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That which oxidizes.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a substance that oxidizes another substance
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The oxidizer is called ammonium dinitramide (A.D.N.).
The oxidizer you are looking for is quite abundant in the air you breath.
One of the properties of most effective explosives is that they contain their own oxidizer.
Prof. CONKLING: Finding the perfect combination of an oxidizer and a fuel, and then finding the perfect weight ratio of those two chemicals to give the exact type of burning effect youre looking for can take a lot of time in the lab to come up with.
PALCA: Aluminum powder with the right oxidizer burns very fast and very, very hot.
Iron is a powerful oxidizer that can damage vitamin E and possibly even oxidize LDL cholesterol, which may damage arteries.
In orbit refueling would not only enable a manned lunar program to be implemented with existing US launch vehicles, but could involve any and all international partners to participate by delivering fuel and oxidizer to an orbiting fuel depot.
Enlarge2005 photo by Arza Barnett, The Courier-JournalThe newly installed flare thermal oxidizer, at right, at American Synthetic Rubber is designed to cut emissions.
The old flare thermal oxidizer, at left, remains as a backup.
The Army described the chemical as an oxidizer used in solid rocket propellant.