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Definition of "autocatalytic" [autocatalytic]

  • Catalyzed by one of its own products (adjective)

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Use "autocatalytic" in a sentence
  • "From the macro, the economy has just about reached the point of being what I would call autocatalytic, in that it's feeding itself."
  • "Jagers op Akkerhuis said, is the set of so-called autocatalytic enzymes, which are chemicals that react in a self-perpetuating cycle."
  • "The evolution of multicellularity therefore qualifies as an "autocatalytic" process; once set in motion, it drives itself exponentially from then on."