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Synonyms for catalystˈkæt l ɪst

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. catalyst, accelerator(noun)

    (chemistry) a substance that initiates or accelerates a chemical reaction without itself being affected

    Synonyms:
    gun, gas pedal, accelerator pedal, accelerator, throttle valve, gas, catalyst, throttle, particle accelerator, atom smasher

    Antonyms:
    anticatalyst

  2. catalyst(noun)

    something that causes an important event to happen

    Synonyms:
    accelerator

    Antonyms:
    anticatalyst

Wiktionary

  1. catalyst(noun)

    Someone or something that encourages progress or change.

    Antonyms:
    inhibitor, dampener

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List of paraphrases:

catalytic, catalysts, enabler, catalysis, switches


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