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inhibitor

An inhibitor is a compound that stops or substantially reduces the rate of a chemical reaction. Inhibitors are as specific in their action as catalysts and are widely used to prevent corrosion, oxidation, and polymerization.

 

In rocketry, an inhibitor is bonded, taped, or dip-dried onto a solid propellant to restrict the burning surface and give direction to the burning.