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catalyst




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catalyst
     1. n. (chemistry) A substance that increases the rate of a chemical reaction without being consumed in the process.
     2. n. Someone or something that encourages progress or change.
           Economic development and integration are working as a catalyst for peace.
     3. n. (literature) An inciting incident that sets the successive conflict into motion.
     4. n. (automotive) A catalytic converter.

Example Sentences

These books are a wonderful catalyst


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