catalyze definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • to change, particularly to improve, the rate of (a chemical response) by catalysis.
    • To bring about; initiate: "Technology bred of research has actually catalyzed stupendous economic growth” ( Nature).
    • to make fundamental change in; change: changes in pupil registration that have catalyzed the educational system.
    • resulting in (a chemical effect) to proceed more quickly by calling the reactant(s) with another substance.
  • verb:
    • to effect a result of the catalysis of a chemical effect.
    • To speed up an activity.
    • To inspire somewhat by catalysis.
    • modification by catalysis or cause to catalyze
  • others:
    • In actual chemistry, to behave upon by catalysis: stated of a substance which accelerates a chemical effect even though it is it self left unchanged at the conclusion of the effect.

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