Translation of catalyst in Spanish:

catalyst

Pronunciation: /ˈkætləst; ˈkætəlɪst/

noun/nombre

  • catalizador (masculine) this acted as a catalyst in bringing about change esto sirvió de catalizador para producir el cambio
    More example sentences
    • Though the film is around these two men, it is the women who play the catalyst to all the events and add momentum to the story.
    • It is the union of the latter two that provides the catalyst for the events that follow.
    • In Scotland, it has always been Catholic schools which have been the catalyst for this debate.

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.