Meaning of CHEMICAL in English

CHEMICAL

transcription, транскрипция: [ kemɪk(ə)l ]

( chemicals)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.

1.

Chemical means involving or resulting from a reaction between two or more substances, or relating to the substances that something consists of.

...chemical reactions that cause ozone destruction.

...the chemical composition of the ocean.

...chemical weapons.

ADJ : ADJ n

• chemi‧cal‧ly

...chemically treated foods...

The medicine chemically affects your physiology.

ADV : ADV with v , ADV adj

2.

Chemicals are substances that are used in a chemical process or made by a chemical process.

The whole food chain is affected by the over-use of chemicals in agriculture.

...the chemical industry.

N-COUNT : usu pl

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