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1chemical

adjective chem·i·cal \ˈke-mi-kəl\

: of or relating to chemistry

: working by means of chemicals

Full Definition of CHEMICAL

1
:  of, relating to, used in, or produced by chemistry or the phenomena of chemistry <chemical reactions>
2
a :  acting or operated or produced by chemicals <a chemical fire extinguisher>
b :  detectable by chemical means
chem·i·cal·ly \-mi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
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Examples of CHEMICAL

  1. They studied the compound's chemical structure.

First Known Use of CHEMICAL

1576

Other Chemical Engineering Terms

alkali, cation, decant, hygroscopic, isotope, oxidize, slurry, solute, viscous

2chemical

noun

: a substance (such as an element or compound) that is made by a chemical process

Full Definition of CHEMICAL

1
:  a substance obtained by a chemical process or producing a chemical effect
2
:  drug 3

First Known Use of CHEMICAL

1739

Other Chemical Engineering Terms

alkali, cation, decant, hygroscopic, isotope, oxidize, slurry, solute, viscous
CHEMICALLY Defined for Kids

1chemical

adjective chem·i·cal \ˈke-mi-kəl\

Definition of CHEMICAL for Kids

:  of or relating to chemistry or chemicals
chem·i·cal·ly adverb

2chemical

noun

Definition of CHEMICAL for Kids

:  any substance (as an acid) that is formed when two or more other substances act upon one another or that is used to produce a change in another substance

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