Definition of Chemical

1. Noun. Material produced by or used in a reaction involving changes in atoms or molecules.

2. Adjective. Relating to or used in chemistry. "Chemical balance"
Exact synonyms: Chemic
Partainyms: Chemistry, Chemistry
Derivative terms: Chemistry, Chemistry

3. Adjective. Of or made from or using substances produced by or used in reactions involving atomic or molecular changes. "Chemical fertilizer"
Derivative terms: Chemistry

Definition of Chemical

1. a. Pertaining to chemistry; characterized or produced by the forces and operations of chemistry; employed in the processes of chemistry; as, chemical changes; chemical combinations.

2. n. A substance used for producing a chemical effect; a reagent.

Definition of Chemical

1. Adjective. (obsolete) Of or relating to alchemy. ¹

2. Adjective. Of or relating to chemistry. ¹

3. Noun. (chemistry sciences) Any specific chemical element or chemical compound. ¹

4. Noun. An artificial chemical compound. ¹

5. Noun. (slang) An addictive drug. ¹

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Definition of Chemical

1. a substance obtained by a process of chemistry [n -S]

Medical Definition of Chemical

1. 1. Of or pertaining to, chemistry. 2. A substance composed of chemical elements or obtained by chemical processes. (21 May 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Chemical

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Literary usage of Chemical

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1922)
"Others on this board include Raymond F. Bacon, director, Mellon Institute; LH Baekeland, hon. professor chemical engineering, Columbia University ; Henry B. ..."

2. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1857)
"chemical affinity, or the force which regulates the chemical combination of two bodies, is like all other forces, a certain definite quantity. ..."

3. The Works of Tennyson by Alfred Tennyson Tennyson, Hallam Tennyson Tennyson (1908)
"Physiology and in Physics, who, while vigorously endeavouring to extend purely chemical knowledge (he was the first to have a Laboratorium'), strove also to ..."

4. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1908)
"Physiology and in Physics, who, while vigorously endeavouring to extend purely chemical knowledge (he was the first to have a Laboratorium), strove also to ..."

5. Transactions by American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers, Metallurgical Society of AIME, Society of Mining Engineers of AIME., Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (U.S.). (1921)
"'s LEACHING PROCESS chemical and Electrochemical Problems Involved in New Cornelia Copper Co.'s Leaching Process BY HENRY S. MACKAY,* LONDON, ENO. ..."

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