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Definition of catalyze verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

catalyze

 verb
(catalyse) verb
NAmE//ˈkæt̮lˌaɪz//
 
catalyze something (chemistry)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they catalyze he / she / it catalyzes past simple catalyzed -ing form catalyzing
 
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to make a chemical reaction happen faster
NAmE//kəˈtæləsəs//
 
noun [uncountable] the catalysis of organic reactions
NAmE//ˌkæt̮lˈɪt̮ɪk//
 
adjective catalytic processes