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catalyze

[ kat-l-ahyz ]
/ 藞k忙t l藢a瑟z /
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verb (used with object), cat路a路lyzed, cat路a路lyz路ing.
to act upon by catalysis.
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Origin of catalyze

First recorded in 1885鈥90; cataly(sis) + (-i)ze

OTHER WORDS FROM catalyze

cat路a路lyz路er, noun
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How to use catalyze in a sentence

Scientific definitions for catalyze

catalyze
[ k膬tl-墨z鈥 ]

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