Meaning of CATALYTIC in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ kætəlɪtɪk ]
In chemistry, a catalytic substance or a substance with catalytic properties is a substance which increases the speed of a chemical reaction.
...carbon molecules with unusual chemical and catalytic properties.
ADJ : ADJ n
If you describe a person or thing as having a catalytic 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 catalytic role in orchestrating rescue operations.
ADJ : usu ADJ n
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006