from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To modify, especially to increase, the rate of (a chemical reaction) by catalysis.
- transitive v. To bring about; initiate: "The technology bred of science has catalyzed stupendous economic growth” ( Nature).
- transitive v. To produce fundamental change in; transform: changes in student enrollment that have catalyzed the educational system.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To bring about the catalysis of a chemical reaction.
- v. To accelerate a process.
- v. To inspire significantly by catalysis.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. to cause (a chemical reaction) to proceed more quickly by contacting the reactant(s) with another substance.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In physical chemistry, to act upon by catalysis: said of a substance which accelerates a chemical reaction while it is itself left unchanged at the end of the reaction.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. change by catalysis or cause to catalyze
From catalysis.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)