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My prefix has won the fights
My infix marks the start of flights
My suffix you can almost solve
My whole makes friendly rubber revolve

What am I?

Hint 1:

You could say my prefix was chosen

Hint 2:

The opposite of my prefix once continued fighting for too long

Hint 3:

My suffix is almost beyond understanding

Hint 4:

My wikipedia-article says: "[The solution] is the ░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░ concerned with the relationship between ░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░ difference"

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I think the answer to this should be:

ELECTROCHEMISTRY

My prefix has won the fights

The ELECT is the person/group that has won an election or vote. Re Hint 1, it literally means 'chosen'.

(Alternatively, the intent here may be a clue for ELECTRO, the name of a Puerto Rican wrestler and a Spider-Man supervillain, both of whom have 'won the fights' on several occasions...)

My infix marks the start of flights

In darts, the OCHE is a line on the floor behind which the darts must be thrown at the board. The darts 'start their flights' from here.

My suffix you can almost solve

The suffix is MISTRY, a soundalike of sorts for 'MYSTERY' - something tricky to solve (or 'almost beyond understanding', as per Hint 3).

My whole makes friendly rubber revolve

ELECTROCHEMISTRY underpins the electric power found in an electric battery. Such a battery might be found in an electric car - an environmentally-friendly way to make rubber tyres revolve...

As for the title...

Electric cars might be 'part of the solution' for tackling global warming, hence electrochemistry itself might have a substantial role to play here.

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Note: This solution was submitted before user realized this was an affix riddle


Is the answer:

thrust?

My prefix has won the fights

You use the thrust of your arm to win a fight

My infix marks the start of flights

The thrust of a jet engine starts flights

My suffix you can almost solve

The first 2 lines last 3 letters are h, t, and s, all of which are in thrust

My whole makes friendly rubber revolve

Thrust also makes rubber revolve, as the rubber is a car tire.

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    $\begingroup$ This would be a good answer for a normal riddle, but unfortunately this is an affix-riddle, see this puzzle for how they work - the final answer gets split up into different parts $\endgroup$ Jun 27, 2022 at 19:33
  • $\begingroup$ Oh, sorry about that. $\endgroup$
    – JustACoder
    Jun 28, 2022 at 3:10

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