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catalysis

ca·tal·y·sis

catalysis

 
pronunciation:
k tae l sihs
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
inflections: catalyses
definition 1: the introduction or intervention of a substance that causes or speeds up a chemical reaction without being affected itself.
definition 2: an action initiated between persons or forces by an agent that remains unaffected.
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derivations: catalytic (adj.), catalytic (n.)