Chemical Definition

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adjective
Of or having to do with chemistry.
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Made by or used in chemistry.
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Of or relating to the properties or actions of chemicals.
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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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noun
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Any substance used in or obtained by a chemical process.
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A drug, alcoholic beverage, etc.
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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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Other Word Forms of Chemical

Noun

Singular:
chemical
Plural:
chemicals

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

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