1Cause or accelerate (a reaction) by acting as a catalyst.
Oraciones de ejemplo
- This reaction is catalyzed by the enzyme citrate synthase.
- In both cases the nitric oxide is produced by a reaction from a chemical called L-arginine. The chemical reaction is catalysed by an enzyme called nitric oxide synthase.
- However, studies have shown that lead, like other heavy metals, inactivates enzymes (proteins that catalyze biochemical reactions).
1.1Cause (an action or process) to begin: the tragic event helped to catalyze the already growing popular anger
Más ejemplos en oraciones
- Water is a major issue that can catalyze the peace process or inhibit it.
- In doing so, she catalyses a process of reconnection and healing where there had previously been tight-lipped repression.
- Calling in the IMF will do nothing more than catalyse this process, given the Fund's past form in this area.
Late 19th century: from catalysis, on the pattern of analyze.
Definición de catalyze en:
¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?
Los comentarios que no respeten nuestras Normas comunitarias podrían ser moderados o eliminados.
Muy popular en Reino Unido
Muy popular en Australia
= de moda