Associations to the word «Catalyst»

Wiktionary

CATALYST, noun. (chemistry) A substance that increases the rate of a chemical reaction without being consumed in the process.
CATALYST, noun. Someone or something that encourages progress or change.
CATALYST, noun. (literature) An inciting incident which that sets the successive conflict into motion.
CATALYST, noun. (automotive) A catalytic converter.

Dictionary definition

CATALYST, noun. (chemistry) a substance that initiates or accelerates a chemical reaction without itself being affected.
CATALYST, noun. Something that causes an important event to happen; "the invasion acted as a catalyst to unite the country".

Wise words

A wise man hears one word and understands two.
Yiddish Proverb