Meaning of CHEMICAL in English

CHEMICAL

— chemically , adv.

/kem"i keuhl/ , n.

1. a substance produced by or used in a chemical process.

2. chemicals , Slang. narcotic or mind-altering drugs or substances.

adj.

3. of, used in, produced by, or concerned with chemistry or chemicals: a chemical formula; chemical agents.

4. used in chemical warfare: chemical weapons.

[ 1570-80; CHEMIC + -AL 1 ; r. chimical chemic ]

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