chemical meaning

[ 'kemikəl ] Pronunciation:   "chemical" in a sentence
Adjective: chemical  kemikul
  1. Relating to or used in chemistry
    "chemical engineer"; "chemical balance"
    - chemic 
  2. Of or made from or using substances produced by or used in reactions involving atomic or molecular changes
    "chemical fertilizer"
Noun: chemical  kemikul
  1. Material produced by or used in a reaction involving changes in atoms or molecules
    - chemical substance

Derived forms: chemicals

See also: chemically, chemistry, pyrochemical

Type of: material, stuff

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adjective, noun



connected with chemistry:

the chemical industry

a chemical element

Eastman Chemical Co.


produced by or using processes which involve changes to atoms, etc.

chemical processes/reactions

chemically // adverb:

Caffeine can be removed chemically from coffee.

noun [C]

a substance obtained by or used in a chemical process:

toxic chemicals

a US chemicals group

n : a substance (as an element or chemical compound) obtained by a chemical process or used for producing a chemical effect
1 : of, relating to, used in, or produced by chemistry
a : acting or operated or produced by chemicals
b : detectable by chemical means — chem·i·cal·ly adv


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  1. this book is about chemicals and plants.
  2. the chemical beds are provided in duplicate.
  3. chemical energy may be converted to heat.
  4. mutation are produced by a number of chemicals.
  5. chemical absorption is seldom reversible.

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