Complete Definition of "catalyst"

English

Pronunciation
IPA|/Ëkæt.ÉËlɪst/

Noun
en-noun

  1. chemistry A substance which increases the rate of a chemical reaction without being consumed in the process.
  2. automotive A catalytic converter.
  3. Someone or something that helps or encourages progress or change.

#:I hope the new CEO will be a catalyst for change.
#:Economic development and integration are working as a catalyst for peace.

Translations
trans-top|substance which increases the rate of a chemical reaction without being consumed in the process
Czech: t-|cs|katalyzátor|m
Finnish: t-|fi|katalyytti
French: t|fr|catalyseur|m
German: t|de|Katalysator|m
Italian: t-|it|catalizzatore|m
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Polish: t|pl|katalizator|m
Portuguese: t+|pt|catalisador|m
Spanish: t-|es|catalizador|m
Telugu: t|te|à°à°¤à±à°ªà±à°°à±à°°à°à°|trutprearakam|scTelu
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trans-top|automotive: a catalytic converter
Finnish: t-|fi|katalysaattori
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trans-top|someone or something that helps or encourages progress or change
Finnish: t-|fi|katalysaattori, t-|fi|katalyytti
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Italian: t-|it|catalizzatore|m
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Derived terms
catalyse, catalyze
catalysis
catalytic

Antonyms
inhibitor

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