What does catalyze mean?

catalyze meaning in General Dictionary

to cause a chemical reaction to continue more quickly by calling the reactants with another compound as moisture catalyzes the oxidation of iron in air

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  • modification by catalysis or cause to catalyze

catalyze meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1890, back-formation from catalysis on type of analyze/analysis. Relevant: Catalyzed; catalyzing. Most likely affected by French catalyser (1842).


Sentence Examples with the word catalyze

He'd have to catalyze his healing with adrenaline and other drugs.

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