- to act upon by catalysis.
Origin of catalyze
Examples from the Web for catalyzed
But they do hope the film has catalyzed the children to get an education.In ‘Tears of Gaza,’ Vibeke Løkkeberg Focuses on Children of War
September 21, 2012
At the top of the wall were ultraviolent “impact players,” often armed, who catalyzed violence.A Tinderbox Waiting for a Match
August 11, 2011
Indeed that may have catalyzed action this week vs. next month, or next year.Obama's Real Wall Street Scheme
January 22, 2010
Only in hard-line East Germany did change come from outside and below, catalyzed by grassroots protests.Did Punk Rock Tear Down the Wall?
November 8, 2009
Word Origin and History for catalyzed
1890, back-formation from catalysis on model of analyze/analysis. Related: Catalyzed; catalyzing. Probably influenced by French catalyser (1842).
- To modify, especially to increase, the rate of a chemical reaction by catalysis.
- To modify, especially to increase, the rate of a chemical reaction through the action of a catalyst.