nonchemical

adjective
non·chem·i·cal | \ ˌnän-ˈke-mi-kəl \

Definition of nonchemical 

: not chemical nonchemical methods nonchemical facial treatments nonchemical pest control

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More recent attacks have involved both chlorine, which has nonchemical uses and is easier to acquire, and the more sophisticated chemical sarin, the officials said. Bloomberg.com, "U.S. Says Syria May Be Making New Types of Chemical Weapons," 1 Feb. 2018 After his own failed experiment with psychiatric meds, author Johann Hari went on a journey across the world — and found that people using all sorts of nonchemical alternatives to antidepressants, from making new friends to buying a cow. Susie Neilson, The Cut, "10 Days of Eating Fat, for My Mental Health," 26 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of nonchemical

1847, in the meaning defined above

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