Synonyms for catalyst

Synonyms for (noun) catalyst

Synonyms: catalyst

Definition: something that causes an important event to happen

Usage: the invasion acted as a catalyst to unite the country

Similar words: causal agency, causal agent, cause

Definition: any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results

Synonyms: accelerator, catalyst

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

Similar words: activator

Definition: (biology) any agency bringing about activation; a molecule that increases the activity of an enzyme or a protein that increases the production of a gene product in DNA transcription