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photocatalysis

[ foh-toh-kuh-tal-i-sis ]
/ 藢fo蕣 to蕣 k蓹藞t忙l 瑟 s瑟s /
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noun, plural pho路to路ca路tal路y路ses [foh-toh-kuh-tal-i-seez]. /藢fo蕣 to蕣 k蓹藞t忙l 瑟藢siz/. Chemistry.
the acceleration or retardation of the reaction rate in chemical reactions by light.
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Origin of photocatalysis

First recorded in 1910鈥15; photo- + catalysis

OTHER WORDS FROM photocatalysis

pho路to路cat路a路lyt路ic [foh-toh-kat-l-it-ik], /藢fo蕣 to蕣藢k忙t l藞瑟t 瑟k/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for photocatalysis

photocatalysis
/ (藢f蓹蕣t蓹蕣k蓹藞t忙l瑟s瑟s) /

noun plural -ses (-si藧z)
the alteration of the rate of a chemical reaction by light or other electromagnetic radiation
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