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ac·cel·er·a·tor

(ak-sel'er-ā-ter), Avoid the mispronunciation uh-sel'er-ā-ter.
1. Anything that increases rapidity of action or function.
2. In physiology, a nerve, muscle, or substance that quickens movement or response.
3. A catalytic agent used to hasten a chemical reaction. Synonym(s): accelerant
4. In nuclear physics, a device that accelerates charged particles (for example, protons) to high speed to produce nuclear reactions in a target, for the study of subatomic structure, for the production of radionuclides, or for radiation therapy.
[L. accelerans, pres. p. of ac-celero, to hasten, fr. celer, swift]
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ac·cel·er·ant

(ăk-sĕl′ər-ənt)
n.
Accelerator.
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ac·cel·er·a·tor

(ak-sel'ĕr-ā-tŏr)
1. Anything that increases rapidity of action or function.
2. physiology A nerve, muscle, or substance that quickens movement or response.
3. A catalytic agent used to hasten a chemical reaction.
Synonym(s): accelerant.
4. nuclear physics A device that accelerates charged particles (e.g., protons) to high speed to produce nuclear reactions in a target, often for the production of radionuclides or for radiation therapy.
[L. accelerans, pres. p. of ac-celero, to hasten, fr. celer, swift]
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