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Found 3 items, similar to catalyst.
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n 1: (chemistry) a substance that initiates or accelerates a
chemical reaction without itself being affected [syn: accelerator]
2: something that causes an important event to happen; “the
invasion acted as a catalyst to unite the country” English → English (gcide)
catalyst \catalyst\ n.
1. (Chem.) a substance that initiates or accelerates a
chemical reaction without itself being affected; as,
thousands of enzymes serve in concert as calaysts to
produce the sequence of reactions we call ``life``; the
industrial production of cheap ammonia depended on finding
a good catalyst.
2. something that serves as a precipitating occasion for an
event; as, the invasion acted as a catalyst to unite the
Note: A catalyst is never the main cause of an event, but may
serve to hasten events for which the underlying causes
are present prior to the appearance or occurrence of
[WordNet 1.5 +PJC]
3. something or someone that causes events to happen with
itself being changed.