Meaning of CHEMICAL in English


I. ˈke-mi-kəl adjective

Date: 1576

1. : of, relating to, used in, or produced by chemistry or the phenomena of chemistry

chemical reactions


a. : acting or operated or produced by chemicals

a chemical fire extinguisher

b. : detectable by chemical means

• chem·i·cal·ly -mi-k(ə-)lē adverb

II. noun

Date: 1739

1. : a substance obtained by a chemical process or producing a chemical effect

2. : drug 3

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.