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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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Fire services attended the incident to put the fire out and discovered it was deliberate and accelerant had been used.
They then smashed the window again and threw a lit accelerant into the car, which caused significant damage to it.
"I'm particularly keen to hear from shop owners who may have sold white spirits, petrol or accelerant to someone fitting this description before the attack."
Well, there's work being done on that front, not least by Accelerant, which bills itself as "solving big city challenges with small town opportunities."
They said an "accelerant was ignited at the front of the house on Islay Street just after midnight on Thursday".
Barbara Rouse, from the friends of Derby Park, appealed to parents whose children might have come home smelling of smoke or accelerants.
Two adults and a child had to be rescued from a first-floor window after an accelerant was put through the family's letter box in Washington.
A Greater Manchester Police spokesman said investigations had revealed someone forced open a window and placed an accelerant inside the building.
The bottle, containing what police describe as a "lighted accelerant", was hurled at the property, believed to be the one pictured above, just after 2am.
M2 EQUITYBITES-April 17, 2017-Southeast Investment Firm BIP Capital Merges with Accelerant Venture Capital
The situation quickly turned around, however, with a new addition to the fire department: a trained accelerant detection canine named Judge who began working with Laubach.
"He had some sort of accelerant with him in a container.
Judge Richardson's ruling was largely based on a 2013 state Fire Marshal's Office report that discredited trial testimony that there was an accelerant found at the crime scene.
"Accelerant is thrilled to offer the PandoLabs Institute program to areas of rural Utah.