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chemical

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adjective chem·i·cal \ˈke-mi-kəl\

Definition of chemical

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, used in, or produced by chemistry or the phenomena of chemistry <chemical reactions>

  2. 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

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Other Chemical Engineering Terms


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chemical

noun chem·i·cal

Definition of chemical

  1. 1 :  a substance obtained by a chemical process or producing a chemical effect

  2. 2 :  drug 3

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First Known Use of chemical

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Other Chemical Engineering Terms



CHEMICAL Defined for English Language Learners

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chemical

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adjective chem·i·cal \ˈke-mi-kəl\

Definition of chemical for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to chemistry

  • : working by means of chemicals


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chemical

noun chem·i·cal

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

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adjective chem·i·cal \ˈke-mi-kəl\

Definition of chemical for Students

  1. :  of or relating to chemistry or chemicals

chemically

adverb

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chemical

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noun chem·i·cal

Definition of chemical for Students

  1. :  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

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adjective chem·i·cal \ˈkem-i-kəl\

Medical Definition of chemical

  1. 1:  of, relating to, used in, or produced by chemistry

  2. 2a:  acting or operated or produced by chemicalsb:  detectable by chemical means

chemically

\-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb

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chemical

noun chem·i·cal

Medical Definition of chemical

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

  2. 2:  drug 2


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