Definition of catalyze
- an enzyme that catalyzes the breakdown of the sugars
- innovations in basic chemical theory that have catalyzed the field
a reinstitution of the draft would catalyze protests around the country
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beget, breed, bring, bring about, bring on, cause, create, do, draw on, effect, effectuate, engender, generate, induce, invoke, make, occasion, produce, prompt, result (in), spawn, translate (into), work, yield;
bring forth, give rise to;
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