catalysis

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From Ancient Greek κατάλυσις (katalusis, dissolution), from καταλύω (kataluō, I dissolve), from κατά (kata, down) + λύω (luō, I loose).

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catalysis (plural catalyses)

  1. (chemistry) The increase of the rate of a chemical reaction induced by a catalyst.

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