catalyze

[ kat-l-ahyz ]
/ ˈkæt lˌaɪz /

verb (used with object), cat·a·lyzed, cat·a·lyz·ing.

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

OTHER WORDS FROM catalyze

cat·a·lyz·er, noun
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Medical definitions for catalyze

catalyze
[ kătl-īz′ ]

v.

To modify, especially to increase, the rate of a chemical reaction by catalysis.
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Scientific definitions for catalyze

catalyze
[ kătl-īz′ ]

To modify, especially to increase, the rate of a chemical reaction through the action of a catalyst.
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