catalysize

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Etymology[edit]

After the Ancient Greek καταλυσίζω (katalusízō); compare catalyse, analysize, paralysize.

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Verb[edit]

catalysize (third-person singular simple present catalysizes, present participle catalysizing, simple past and past participle catalysized)

  1. (transitive, also used figuratively) Accelerate a process by catalysis.
    • 1946: the United States Congress Joint Committee on the Investigation of the Pearl Harbor Attack and the American Commission for the Protection and Salvage of Artistic and Historic Monuments in War Areas, Pearl Harbor Attack: Hearings Before the Joint Committee on the Investigation of the Pearl Harbor Attack, Congress of the United States, Seventy-ninth Congress, First Session, Pursuant to S. Con. Res. 27, 79th Congress, a Concurrant Resolution Authorizing an Investigation of the Attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and Events and Circumstances Relating Thereto, parts 29–30, page 2,781 (Government Printing Office)
      It is vitally necessary to change the leadership and to reorganize, revitalize and catalysize the agencies enjoined or engaged for the work performance.
    • 1973: Robert E. Cornish, Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies, page 105 (Health Research Books; ISBN 0787302244)
      The hemoglobin of the blood carries oxygen but does not directly catalysize oxidation.
    • 1983: Edde M. Iji, Prototypes of Antiheroic Propensities in Selected Dramas of Brecht and Soyinka, volume 1, page 21 (University of Wisconsin–Madison)
      What may be called ‘The Last Word’ on the thesis encapsulates an attempt to broach on Brecht’s and Soyinka’s dramatic thrusts and the emphases thereof on the culture of humanism as opposed to the culture of narcissism which tends to catalysize man’s inhumanity to man in all its ramifications.
    • 1984: IEEE Electron Devices Society, Digest of Technical Papers, volume 2, page ? (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
      Such low cost components in turn will make the realization of cost effective terminals possible and, hopefully, catalysize a large consumer market […]
    • 1989: Józef Szudy [ed.], Spectral Line Shapes: Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Spectral Line Shapes Torun, Poland, 25–29 July 1988, page 765 (Elsevier; ISBN 0444988815, 9780444988812)
      […] do not catalysize the ortho - para conversion, judging from the lack of correlation with the clouds.

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