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chemical

adjective chem·i·cal \ ˈke-mi-kəl \
Updated on: 20 Nov 2017

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

chemically

play \-mi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of chemical in a Sentence

  1. They studied the compound's chemical structure.

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First Known Use of chemical

1576

Other Chemical Engineering Terms


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chemical

noun

Definition of chemical

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

Recent Examples of chemical from the Web

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First Known Use of chemical

1739

Other Chemical Engineering Terms



CHEMICAL Defined for English Language Learners

chemical

adjective

Definition of chemical for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to chemistry

  • : working by means of chemicals


chemical

noun

Definition of chemical for English Language Learners

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


CHEMICAL Defined for Kids

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chemical

adjective chem·i·cal \ ˈke-mi-kəl \

Definition of chemical for Students

:of or relating to chemistry or chemicals

chemically

adverb

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chemical

noun

Definition of chemical for Students

: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

Medical Dictionary

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chemical

adjective chem·i·cal \ ˈkem-i-kəl \

medical Definition of chemical

1 :of, relating to, used in, or produced by chemistry
2 a :acting or operated or produced by chemicals
b :detectable by chemical means

chemically

play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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chemical

noun

medical Definition of chemical

1 :a substance (as an element or chemical compound) obtained by a chemical process or used for producing a chemical effect
2 :drug 2

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