Meaning of CATALYTIC in English

CATALYTIC

1.

In chemistry, a ~ substance or a substance with ~ properties is a substance which increases the speed of a chemical reaction.

...carbon molecules with unusual chemical and ~ properties.

ADJ: ADJ n

2.

If you describe a person or thing as having a ~ effect, you mean that they cause things to happen or they increase the speed at which things happen. (FORMAL)

Governments do, however, have a vital ~ role in orchestrating rescue operations.

ADJ: usu ADJ n

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