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  • noun

Synonyms for accelerator

a valve that regulates the supply of fuel to the engine

(chemistry) a substance that initiates or accelerates a chemical reaction without itself being affected

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In 2015, Arson Awareness Week will focus on Accelerant Detection Canines: Sniffing Out Arson and the many contributions that these remarkable teams make to fire departments, law enforcement agencies and their communities.
In the Kylemore Park area of the town, another car had accelerant splashed on it.
He can detect as little as two microliters of accelerant -- that is, two one-millionths of a liter -- and he can do it in smoky darkness, while the embers of a fire still burn around him and smoke detectors and sirens wail.
The Accelerant Fund I, a new 10-year seed stage fund, lifted $6 million and is seeking $3 million in government funds for investment in future companies.
Dave Roberts of North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said: "Using an accelerant to initiate or promote a fire can present a high risk.
Accelerant Research is a full-service marketing research and consulting firm headquartered in Charlotte, NC.
Somebody had gone into the car park behind and lit some newspaper with the use of some accelerant, possibly petrol, and stuck it in the flue pipe causing about pounds 1,000 worth of damage, but it was not too serious.
Scenario 2 - Train at station, 1 liter gasoline accelerant by car center, windows open, platform side doors open.
When a dog sits and indicates an accelerant has been detected, the dog is fed by hand as a reward.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: "It is believed the boy was preparing a bonfire and some form of accelerant was used.
A group of teenagers poured accelerant on the front door of the house and tried to light it.
The fire service believes an accelerant was poured into the vehicle before it was set alight.
They are specially trained to detect molecules used in accelerant substances.
The two were arrested in May, after a lengthy investigation by the Burbank Fire Department, which determined that a liquid accelerant was used to spread flames throughout the building.
Traces of accelerant were found outside the home, where the pair had lived for just six weeks.