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  • n. Plural form of catalysis.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of catalyse.


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  • Arnolfini, Sat to 19 Nov; Part two: 9 Dec to 5 FebSSHere's a show staged in part-darkness that at times touches on psychologically doomy themes while at others it catalyses moments of pure sensuous illumination.

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  • Think of a particular enzyme, which catalyses the chemical combination of two molecules, P and Q, to make the compound PQ.


  • The downturn - and the human misery it catalyses - makes wholesale government waste all the more disgraceful.

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  • It empowers and catalyses innovative initiatives in the field of international cooperation in science, in particular through networks and capacity building activities.

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  • It is now well established that ribosomal RNA catalyses peptide bond formation during translation.

    Advanced Information: The 2006 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

  • Thymidine dimers occur when UV light catalyses a reaction where two thymine residues bond with one another and form a bulge in the DNA.

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  • This is why I encourage governments to announce that some portion of their infrastructure will run on Linux - it catalyses the whole ecosystem to make their existing capacity public ...

    Mark Shuttleworth's Ubuntu manifesto

  • Your worrying about risk is like worrying that Curries experiments might bring together a specific combination of elements that just happen to be instable and whose instability catalyses the instability of all other matter, and leads to all matter being radiated away.

    The BBC on the LHC

  • Glucose oxidase is an enzyme produced and purified from Aspergillus niger which catalyses the oxidation of glucose.

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  • In fact, our studies show that serine meets the first two criteria, and recent work24 has demonstrated that serine catalyses certain asymmetric aldol reactions with high enantioselectivity; it has also been highlighted as one of a small number of amino acids likely to have played an important role in prebiotic chemistry25, 26.

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