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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of catalyze.


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  • The UV "catalyzes" the ozone to produce an even more rapid and effective reaction in a compact space.

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  • It does this by irreversibly blocking the enzyme cyclooxygenase (COX), which catalyzes the conversion of arachidonic acid to endoperoxide compounds.

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  • The program catalyzes the kinds of reforms human capital systems in our schools need.

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  • The overall shape of a sequence of the molecules in a particular stretch of DNA is such that it combines with a molecule (or collection of molecules) that we designate "RNA polymerase", to form a holoenzyme that catalyzes the addition of a particular ribonucleotide to a string of nucleotides, which we call "RNA".

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  • The tRNA is combined with a particular amino acid; the holoenzyme catalyzes the transfer of the amino acid to the amino acid string attached to another part of the holoenzyme.

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  • What catalyzes significant changes to the social entropic state?


  • What do women bring to the table that catalyzes evolved thinking?

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  • Nothing soothes the soul and catalyzes ones potential like performing the downward dog while listening to "Dweller on the Threshold."

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  • "It catalyzes innovation and we're one big progressive family, so I'm not really leaving, just relocating to a different branch of the family tree."

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  • This enzyme is part of the adrenal production pathway for cortisol, and catalyzes the conversion of 17-hydroxyprogesterone to 11-deoxycortisol.

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