catalyst

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈkætəlɪst/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈkætəlɪst/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(katl ist)

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catalyst

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [chemical, fuel] catalyst
  2. an [engine, enzyme, electrical, oxidation] catalyst
  3. a [series, router, communications, switch] catalyst
  4. a catalyst in the [chemical, electrical, centrifugal] reaction
  5. The catalyst [provoked, led to, brought on, induced] the reaction.
  6. [chlorine, palladium, mercury] acts as a catalyst (for)
  7. the catalyst for [change, democracy, freedom, debate]
  8. [served, acted] as a catalyst for [change]
  9. the catalyst for the [upturn, improvement, understanding, talks]
  10. the [main, major, principal] catalyst behind
  11. [was, is] the catalyst [for, behind, driving]
  12. [All, Modern] engines must be fitted with a catalyst.
n as adj
  1. a catalyst [converter, conductor, semiconductor]
  2. a catalyst [driver, router, switch]
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