to act upon by catalysis.
But they do hope the film has catalyzed the children to get an education.
In ‘Tears of Gaza,’ Vibeke Løkkeberg Focuses on Children of War Lorenza Muñoz September 20, 2012
Indeed that may have catalyzed action this week vs. next month, or next year.
Obama’s Real Wall Street Scheme Roger Martin January 21, 2010
Only in hard-line East Germany did change come from outside and below, catalyzed by grassroots protests.
Did Punk Rock Tear Down the Wall? Tim Mohr November 7, 2009
At the top of the wall were ultraviolent “impact players,” often armed, who catalyzed violence.
A Tinderbox Waiting for a Match Gavin Knight August 10, 2011
1890, back-formation from catalysis on model of analyze/analysis. Related: Catalyzed; catalyzing. Probably influenced by French catalyser (1842).
catalyze cat·a·lyze (kāt’l-īz’)
v. cat·a·lyzed, cat·a·lyz·ing, cat·a·lyz·es
To modify, especially to increase, the rate of a chemical reaction by catalysis.
To modify, especially to increase, the rate of a chemical reaction through the action of a catalyst.
to act upon by catalysis. Contemporary Examples On the band-wagon of growing criticism over Israeli policies, these groups use BDS to catalyze an anti-Israeli zeitgeist. Partial B(DS)? Eran Shayshon July 17, 2012 They reward leaders who push the envelope, catalyze action, and get stuff done. How Cities Are Fixing America Bruce Katz, Jennifer Bradley June […]
a vessel, usually propelled by sail, formed of two hulls or floats held side by side by a frame above them. Compare trimaran. a float or sailing raft formed of a number of logs lashed together, used in certain parts of India, South America, etc. a quarrelsome person, especially a woman. Canadian Dialect. a wooden […]
a city in N Argentina. Historical Examples This people had lived from time immemorial in the valleys of Rioja and Catamarca, and had been under the suzerainty of the Incas. Argentina W. A. Hirst Catamarca is connected by railways with Rioja and Patquia and with Cordoba. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 5 Various […]
menses. Historical Examples Three years ago, catamenia lasted only five days, but latterly it extended to seven. Every Man his own Doctor R. T. Claridge It is also called the catamenia or catamenia-flow (Greek, kata—by, men—a month). Woman William J. Robinson Menstruous is, ‘having the catamenia;'( 79 ) and this last word is wanting, a […]