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The car’s catalytic converter needs adjusting.
  relating to or causing or involving catalysis (acceleration of a chemical reaction induced the presence of material that is chemically unchanged at the end of the reaction)
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catalytic catalytically
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  • The car’s catalytic converter needs adjusting.
  • catalytic reactions
  • Probably second catalytic.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • She knew what happened when you put a gun in the hand of a troubled kid, or an angry husband, or a battered wife-she’d defended those clients too many times to dismiss that kind of catalytic reaction.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes

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  • Perhaps, too, the fact that she was new to their world acted as a sort of catalytic agent to precipitate out all their old reservations about one another.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • Second catalytic .
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
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Associated words [difficulty]:   catalytic [8] , catalyst [4]
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