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catalyst

noun abettor, activator, active element, accive partisan, active reformer, actuator, agacerie, agent provocateur, agitator, animator, catalytic agent, cause, encourager, excitant, exciter, ferment, force, goad, impeller, impetus, impulse, incentive, incitation, inducement, inspiration, inspirer, instigator, modifying cause, motivating force, motivation, mover, moving spirit, planner, popular ringleader, power, prompter, provocateur, provocation, provocative, spur, stimulant, stimulator, strategist, suggester
See also: stimulus
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Sportage owners are being asked by mail to bring their vehicle to a Kia dealership so that the manifold catalytic converter can be replaced.
Lerner continued to hold that view until some recent experiments with a catalytic antibody that binds to a synthetic organic molecule called trans-stilbene.
In a catalytic heater, natural gas or propane enters the back of a gas-tight heater pan.
have become victims of catalytic converter theft since 2006, when the rise in global commodity prices made automobile catalytic converters, which filter exhaust fumes using precious metals such as platinum, the target of a new type of vehicle accessory crime.
The work described here demonstrates that the catalytic shortcomings of RNA can be overcome with simple modifications that would have been unavoidable under primitive Earth conditions," the two chemists state.
Since then, research teams have studied its catalytic capacities - primarily its tendency to convert dibenzothiophene into a hydrocarbon without sulfur and a benign sulfur compound.
The global automotive catalytic converter market can be segmented into five divisions on the basis of type: three-way catalysts (TWC), lean NOx catalysts (LNC), lean NOx trap (LNT), selective catalytic reduction (SCR), and diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC).