catalytic

adjective cat·a·lyt·ic \ ˌka-tə-ˈli-tik \
|Updated on: 3 Jul 2018

Definition of catalytic

: causing, involving, or relating to catalysis

catalytically

play \-ˈli-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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First Known Use of catalytic

1836

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catalytic

adjective cat·a·lyt·ic \ ˌkat-ᵊl-ˈit-ik \

medical Definition of catalytic

: causing, involving, or relating to catalysis
  • a catalytic reaction

catalytically

play \-ˈit-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


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