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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The increase in the rate of a chemical reaction caused by an agent. Also: an action between two or more persons or forces, initiated by an agent that itself remains unaffected by the action.

Usage examples (36)
  • Susan B. Anthony's writings and speeches served as a powerful catalysis for the women's suffrage movement.
  • Of the top 50 commodity chemicals, 30 are created directly by catalysis and another 6 are made from raw materials that are catalytically produced
  • Inevitably, therefore, I was compelled to the view that the nature of catalysis is not be sought in the inducement of
  • Even the term catalysis which, after being for long misunderstood, nay despised, is now back in favour, we owe to for more
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