Definition of Catalyze

1. Verb. Change by catalysis or cause to catalyze.

Exact synonyms: Catalyse
Category relationships: Chemical Science, Chemistry
Generic synonyms: Change State, Turn
Derivative terms: Catalyst

Definition of Catalyze

1. Verb. (transitive) To bring about the catalysis of a chemical reaction. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To accelerate a process. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To inspire significantly by catalysis. ¹

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Definition of Catalyze

1. to act as a catalyst [v -LYZED, -LYZING, -LYZES]

Medical Definition of Catalyze

1. To act as a catalyst. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Catalyze

catalytic activity
catalytic agent
catalytic antibody
catalytic centre
catalytic converter
catalytic converters
catalytic cracker
catalytic model
catalytic reformer
catalytic site
catalyze (current term)
catamenial pneumothorax

Literary usage of Catalyze

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Dictionary of Chemical Terms by James Fitton Couch (1920)
"Substances produced by living cells which have the power to catalyze ... Enzymes which catalyze the metabolizing of amino acids into ammonium compounds. ..."

2. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"However, the washing was deemed necessary at this point to remove the last traces of the filtrate which we have shown dors catalyze this addition. ..."

3. Assessing the Human Health Risks of Trichloroethylene: Key Scientific Issues by National Research Council (U.S.) (2006)
"This remains unknown, as does the ability of human kidney (which constitutively expresses CYP3A as the major CYP isoform) to catalyze N- acetyl-S-(l ..."

4. America 2000: An Education Strategy (1993)
"With their legislatures, they will have the opportunity to support the new schools as they do the old. They will catalyze the creation of ..."

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