Catalyze definition

kătl-īz
To bring about; initiate.
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To modify, especially to increase, the rate of (a chemical reaction) by catalysis.
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To produce fundamental change in; transform.

Changes in student enrollment that have catalyzed the educational system.

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To change or bring about as a catalyst.
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To modify, especially to increase, the rate of a chemical reaction through the action of a catalyst.
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​ To bring about the catalysis of a chemical reaction.
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Origin of catalyze

  • From catalysis

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition