Adjective "catalysed" definition and examples

(Catalysed may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈkat(ə)lʌɪz/

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Definitions and examples

verb

Cause or accelerate (a reaction) by acting as a catalyst.
  1. 'In both cases the nitric oxide is produced by a reaction from a chemical called L-arginine. The chemical reaction is catalysed by an enzyme called nitric oxide synthase.'
  2. 'A major category of applications is the use of enzymes to catalyze complex reactions for which there are no conventional catalysts.'
  3. 'The enzymes that catalyze the chemical reactions that keep the cells alive function most efficiently over a limited range of body temperatures.'
  4. 'This reaction is catalyzed by the enzyme citrate synthase.'
  5. 'This view has been strengthened by the discovery that some forms of RNA, called ribozymes, can act like non-protein enzymes to catalyze biological reactions.'
  6. 'Finally, the singlestrand religation reaction catalyzed by the enzyme is decreased, resulting in a stabilized covalent protein-DNA complex.'
  7. 'This reaction is catalysed by the enzyme DNA methyltransferase.'
  8. 'The ability of enzymes, at low concentrations, to catalyze specific reactions is enough to make any chemist envious.'
  9. 'However, studies have shown that lead, like other heavy metals, inactivates enzymes (proteins that catalyze biochemical reactions).'
  10. 'The enzyme dihydrolipoyl dehydrogenase, with FAD + as a cofactor, catalyzes that oxidation reaction.'
  11. 'the introduction of the canal and the railway catalysed the city's industrial growth'
  12. 'But, given the constraints on budget resources, public funds must be used strategically to catalyze private investments in infrastructure and support projects that are important but cannot attract private finance.'
  13. 'The transition to sustainable living or development can be catalysed by a change in thinking and shift in values.'
  14. 'The development of new techniques and procedures have catalysed the growth of this field by expanding the abilities of researchers to study life at the molecular level.'
  15. 'The introduction of the Leeds and Leeds Canal in 1816 and the railway in 1848 catalysed the city's industrial growth.'
  16. '‘As we have learned from our city's great parks,’ he said, ‘public spaces create value and catalyze growth.’'
  17. 'As a key marginal producer of both oil and natural gas, Russia is now in an enviable position to catalyse this development.'
  18. 'These siRNAs are incorporated into a ribonucleoprotein complex known as the RNA-induced silencing complex, which targets homologous transcripts, catalyzing their degradation.'
  19. 'The centerpiece of this presentation is a particular instance of the interaction of tradition and innovation catalyzed by culture, drawn from my life and research among Anglicans and other Christians in Zimbabwe.'
  20. 'Differences in competitive abilities between nestlings at hatching catalyze the development of dominance hierarchies within broods, which concentrate resource deprivation onto the lowest-ranking member.'
  21. 'Once each clump grew to about 500 metal atoms, the platinum catalyzed its own growth and formed large, branching sheets that spread over the surface of the liposomes.'

More definitions

1. to act upon by catalysis.

More examples(as adjective)

"angers can be catalysed."

Origin

(catalyze)Late 19th century: from catalysis, on the pattern of analyse.