What does catalytic mean?

catalytic meaning in General Dictionary

An agent employed in catalysis as platinum black aluminum chloride etc

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  • Relating to or causing catalysis
  • concerning or causing or concerning catalysis
  • concerning, or causing, catalysis.
  • a realtor used in catalysis, as platinum black, aluminium chloride, etc.

catalytic meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1836, from Latinized form of Greek katalytikos "able to reduce," from katalyein (see catalysis).

Sentence Examples with the word catalytic

Its chemical properties are in general intermediate between those of chlorine and iodine; thus it requires the presence of a catalytic agent, or a fairly high temperature, to bring about its union with hydrogen.

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