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inhibitor




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.


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