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to act upon by catalysis.
Contemporary Examples

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.


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