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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]

ac·cel·er·ant

(ăk-sĕl′ər-ənt)
n.
Accelerator.

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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I would like to ask parents if their child has come home smelling of smoke or accelerant over recent days.
They are the hardest for us to figure out, because sometimes they use accelerants, sometimes they don't, and there's no pattern.
Ted said no dance accelerants are used and the slippery floor is caused by the laquer polish the centre itself uses.
It took him less than four minutes to find six dashes of accelerant and press his nose -- or, as Murray's adoring daughters call it, his ''moneymaker'' -- onto each scent, leaving a trail of wet smudges behind him.
Last year crews dealt with numerous incidents including hand injuries caused to people who were holding fireworks when they exploded, burns from bonfires after simple slips and trips, to the more extreme cases where members of the public used petrol or other accelerants on bonfires; resulting in the fire flashing back and causing serious burns, which can and will scar for life.
He is currently on hire to fire investigators in the north of England, where he recently discovered accelerants behind a radiator in a burnt out house - suggesting a crime had been committed.
The program trains the four-legged friends to help investigators pinpoint the location of accelerant residue, such as gasoline, kerosene and lighter fluid.
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A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: "It is believed the boy was preparing a bonfire and some form of accelerant was used.
Wearing his heat and stab-proof boots, the spaniel is sent into fire sites and sits down when he detects traces of accelerant.
Speaking from the scene last night, Matt Jones from South Wales Fire and Rescue Service said that Wales' only two dogs, trained in sniffing out accelerants had to be withdrawn from the structurally unsafe building.
Detective Superintendent Mick Gradwell, heading the inquiry, told a news conference that accelerants had been used to start several seats of fire.