anticatalyst


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an·ti·cat·a·lyst

 (ăn′tē-kăt′l-ĭst, ăn′tī-)
n.
1. A substance that retards or arrests a chemical reaction.
2. A substance that reduces or destroys the effectiveness of a catalyst.

anticatalyst

(ˌæntɪˈkætəlɪst)
n
1. (Chemistry) a substance that destroys or diminishes the activity of a catalyst
2. (Chemistry) another name for inhibitor2
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anticatalyst - (chemistry) a substance that retards a chemical reaction or diminishes the activity of a catalystanticatalyst - (chemistry) a substance that retards a chemical reaction or diminishes the activity of a catalyst
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
inhibitor - a substance that retards or stops an activity
catalyst, accelerator - (chemistry) a substance that initiates or accelerates a chemical reaction without itself being affected
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