- Catalytic Cat`a*ly"tic, a.
Relating to, or causing, catalysis. ``The catalytic power is
ill understood.'' --Ure.
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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catalytic — cat·a·lyt·ic (kăt l ĭtʹĭk) adj. Of, involving, or acting as a catalyst: “Deregulation s catalytic power... is still reshaping the banking, communications, and transportation industries” (Ellyn E. Spragins). [Greek katalutikos, able to dissolve … Universalium
catalytic — Relating to or effecting catalysis. * * * cat·a·lyt·ic .kat əl it ik adj causing, involving, or relating to catalysis <a catalytic reaction> cat·a·lyt·i·cal·ly it i k(ə )lē adv * * * cat·a·lyt·ic (kat″ə litґik) [Gr. katalyein to… … Medical dictionary
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catalytic — adjective Date: 1836 causing, involving, or relating to catalysis • catalytically adverb … New Collegiate Dictionary
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