Simple Definition of catalytic converter
: a part of an automobile exhaust system that removes harmful chemicals
Full Definition of catalytic converter
: an automobile exhaust-system component containing a catalyst that causes conversion of harmful gases (as carbon monoxide and uncombusted hydrocarbons) into mostly harmless products (as water and carbon dioxide)
First Known Use of catalytic converter
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