Meaning of CHEMICAL in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ kemɪk(ə)l ]
Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.
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.
ADJ : ADJ n
...chemically treated foods...
The medicine chemically affects your physiology.
ADV : ADV with v , ADV adj
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
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006