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tr.v. cat·a·lyzed, cat·a·lyz·ing, cat·a·lyz·es
1. To modify, especially to increase, the rate of (a chemical reaction) by catalysis.
2. To bring about; initiate: "The technology bred of science has catalyzed stupendous economic growth" (Nature).
3. To produce fundamental change in; transform: changes in student enrollment that have catalyzed the educational system.
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v.t. -lyzed, -lyz•ing.
to act upon by catalysis.
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Past participle: catalyzed
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|Verb||1.||catalyze - change by catalysis or cause to catalyze|
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
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