Chemical meaning

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Chemical is defined as something relating to chemistry or the use of a drug.

An example of chemical smell is the odor of Lysol.

An example of chemical is the dependency on cocaine or alcohol.

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Made by or used in chemistry.
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Any substance used in or obtained by a chemical process.
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Of or having to do with chemistry.
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A substance having a specific molecular composition, obtained by or used in a chemical process.
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(colloquial) An artificial chemical compound.

I color my hair with henna, not chemicals.

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(slang) An addictive drug.
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The definition of a chemical is a substance created by chemistry.

An example of chemical is a pesticide.

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A drug, especially an illicit or addictive one.
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Operated or made by the use of chemicals.

Chemical burns.

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Of or involving the use of a drug, alcoholic liquor, etc.

Chemical dependency.

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A drug, alcoholic beverage, etc.
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Relating to or produced by means of chemistry.
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Of or relating to chemistry.
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Of or relating to a material or processes not commonly found in nature or in a particular product.
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(chemistry, sciences) Any specific chemical element or chemical compound.
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Of or relating to chemical weapons.

Chemical warfare.

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A substance with a distinct molecular composition that is produced by or used in a chemical process.
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Of or relating to chemistry.
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Of or relating to the properties or actions of chemicals.
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Origin of chemical

  • Obsolete chimical from chimic alchemist from New Latin chimicus from Medieval Latin alchimicus from alchymia alchemy alchemy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • chemic (“alchemy”) +‎ -al (“related to”)

    From Wiktionary