A substance, such as a petroleum distillate, that is used as a catalyst, as in spreading an intentionally set fire.(noun)
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Use "accelerant" in a sentence
"This would just remove an effective "accelerant" to further economic decline."
"During the past month, Mr. Ballmer and other Microsoft executives have repeatedly characterized buying Yahoo as just an "accelerant" to a broader online strategy."
"Can you really take two companies that are perceived as the slow-moving players in the online market, combine them, and make it an "accelerant," to your business, as you described it?"