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From Ancient Greek κατάλυσις (katálusis, dissolution), from καταλύω (katalúō, I dissolve), from κατά (katá, down) + λύω (lúō, I loose).

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catalysis (countable and uncountable, plural catalyses)

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

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