Meaning of CHEMICAL in English

CHEMICAL

(~s)

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.

...~ reactions that cause ozone destruction.

...the ~ composition of the ocean.

...~ weapons.

ADJ: ADJ n

~ly

...~ly treated foods...

The medicine ~ly affects your physiology.

ADV: ADV with v, ADV adj

2.

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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