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catalyze

[kat-l-ahyz]
verb (used with object), cat·a·lyzed, cat·a·lyz·ing.
  1. to act upon by catalysis.
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Also especially British, cat·a·lyse.

Origin of catalyze

First recorded in 1885–90; cataly(sis) + (-i)ze
Related formscat·a·lyz·er, noun
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Word Origin and History for catalysed

catalyze

v.

1890, back-formation from catalysis on model of analyze/analysis. Related: Catalyzed; catalyzing. Probably influenced by French catalyser (1842).

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catalysed in Medicine

catalyze

(kătl-īz′)
v.
  1. To modify, especially to increase, the rate of a chemical reaction by catalysis.
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catalysed in Science

catalyze

[kătl-īz′]
  1. To modify, especially to increase, the rate of a chemical reaction through the action of a catalyst.
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