chem·​ist | \ ˈke-mist How to pronounce chemist (audio) \

Definition of chemist

1a obsolete : alchemist
b : one trained in chemistry
2 British : pharmacist

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Examples of chemist in a Sentence

let's ask the chemist whether it's safe to take these two drugs together
Recent Examples on the Web That blend includes lotus, white lily, and Solomon's seal (a type of flowering plant), which cosmetic chemist Ginger King says help with moisturization, soothing, and brightening, respectively. Dianna Mazzone, Allure, "Sulwhasoo's First Care Activating Serum Just Got Even Better," 19 Feb. 2021 On Friday, August 1, 2014, at about 7 p.m., Toledo’s director of public utilities received a call from the department’s chief chemist. Tim Folger, National Geographic, "North America’s most valuable resource is at risk," 17 Nov. 2020 According to cosmetic chemist and CEO of Beautystat Ron Robinson, biopolymers provide hold for your hair, but they are made with natural ingredients as opposed to synthetic ones. Jihan Forbes, Allure, "Living Proof Finally Launched a Curl Collection, and We're Beside Ourselves," 22 Jan. 2021 Plus, cosmetic chemist Ginger King says the high pH of soap can cause skin irritation when used too often. Nicola Dall'asen, Allure, "Anastasia Beverly Hills’s New Eyebrow Wax Delivers Soap Brows Without the Soap," 11 Jan. 2021 The opinion from Berrier, who was a senior chemist at the DEA’s forensic sciences office, came to light in 2012 during a Florida spice prosecution. Kevin Krause, Dallas News, "Synthetic marijuana prosecutions get mixed results due to legal complications," 25 Dec. 2020 Gale Matson, a chemist at 3M, developed the underlying technology in the 1960s while looking for, among other things, an alternative to messy carbon paper. Star Tribune, "Does the concept of scratch-and-sniff T-shirts stink?," 4 Dec. 2020 Researchers were getting nowhere near creating a cell, and their various failures were summarized by Robert Shapiro, a chemist at New York University. Tim Flannery, The New York Review of Books, "In the Soup," 17 Nov. 2020 Earlier this month, Scott and his collaborator, a chemist at Bristol named Neil Fox, created a company called Arkenlight to commercialize their nuclear diamond battery. Daniel Oberhaus, Wired, "Are Radioactive Diamond Batteries a Cure for Nuclear Waste?," 31 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of chemist

1559, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for chemist

New Latin chimista, short for Medieval Latin alchimista

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3 Mar 2021

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“Chemist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of chemist

: a person who studies or does research in the science of chemistry


chem·​ist | \ ˈke-mist How to pronounce chemist (audio) \

Kids Definition of chemist

: a person trained or engaged in chemistry


chem·​ist | \ ˈkem-əst How to pronounce chemist (audio) \

Medical Definition of chemist

1 : one trained in chemistry
2 British : pharmacist

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