Meaning of CATALYTIC in English

CATALYTIC

transcription, транскрипция: [ kætəlɪtɪk ]

1.

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

2.

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

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