chemic

adjective
chem·​ic | \ ˈke-mik How to pronounce chemic (audio) \

Definition of chemic

1 archaic : alchemic
2 : chemical

First Known Use of chemic

1576, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for chemic

New Latin chimicus alchemist, from Medieval Latin alchimicus, from alchymia alchemy

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“Chemic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chemic. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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