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catalyst

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  • IPA: /ˈkæt.əˌlɪst/

Noun

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catalyst

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  1. (chemistry) A substance which increases the rate of a chemical reaction without being consumed in the process.
  2. (automotive) A catalytic converter.
  3. Someone or something that helps or encourages progress or change.
    I hope the new CEO will be a catalyst for change.
    Economic development and integration are working as a catalyst for peace.

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