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n. pl. ca·tal·y·ses (-sēz′)
The action of a catalyst, especially an increase in the rate of a chemical reaction.
[Greek katalusis, dissolution, from katalūein, to dissolve : kata-, intensive pref.; see cata- + lūein, to loosen; see leu- in Indo-European roots.]
cat′a·lyt′ic (kăt′l-ĭt′ĭk) adj.
n, pl -ses (-ˌsiːz)
(Chemistry) the acceleration of a chemical reaction by the action of a catalyst
[C17: from New Latin, from Greek katalusis, from kataluein to dissolve]
ca•tal•y•sis(kəˈtæl ə sɪs)
n., pl. -ses (-ˌsiz)
1. the causing or accelerating of a chemical change by the addition of a catalyst.
2. an action between two or more persons or forces, initiated by an agent remaining unaffected by the action.
Rare. the process of decay or deterioration. See also change.See also: Decaying
the process of an agent that affects a chemical or other reaction without being itself changed or affected. See also decaying. — catalyst, n.See also: Change
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|Noun||1.||catalysis - acceleration of a chemical reaction induced the presence of material that is chemically unchanged at the end of the reaction; "of the top 50 commodity chemicals, 30 are created directly by catalysis and another 6 are made from raw materials that are catalytically produced"|
autocatalysis - catalysis in which the catalyst is one of the products of the reaction
catalysis[kəˈtælɪsɪs] N (catalyses (pl)) [kəˈtæləˌsiːz] → catálisis f
n → Katalyse f
catalysis[kəˈtæləsɪs] n (Chem) → catalisi f
n. catálisis, alteración de la velocidad de una reacción química por la presencia de un catalítico.