Meaning of CHEMICAL in English
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.
...~ reactions that cause ozone destruction.
...the ~ composition of the ocean.
ADJ: ADJ n
...~ly treated foods...
The medicine ~ly affects your physiology.
ADV: ADV with v, ADV adj
Chemicals are substances that are used in a ~ process or made by a ~ process.
The whole food chain is affected by the over-use of ~s in agriculture.
...the ~ industry.
N-COUNT: usu pl
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