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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Modern Latin
Origin: chimicus 'alchemist', from Medieval Latin alchimicus, from alchymia; ALCHEMY

chemical

2 adjective
     
Related topics: Chemistry
chemical2 W3 [only before noun]
HC relating to substances, the study of substances, or processes involving changes in substances:
the chemical composition of bleach
a chemical analysis of the soil
chemically adverb:
Chemically, the substances are similar.

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