chemical Definition

  • 1relating to chemistry or the interactions of substances as studied in chemistry
  • 2a distinct compound or substance, especially one which has been artificially prepared or purified

Using chemical: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "chemical" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The chemical properties of the substance are still being studied.

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    The company produces a range of chemicals for industrial use.

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    The chemical reaction produced a bright green color.

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    The lab technician handled the chemicals with care.

chemical Synonyms and Antonyms

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Phrases with chemical

  • a substance formed by the chemical combination of two or more elements in fixed proportions and properties


    Water is a chemical compound made up of hydrogen and oxygen.

  • a process that leads to the transformation of one set of chemical substances to another


    The explosion was caused by a chemical reaction between the two substances.

  • the branch of engineering concerned with the design and operation of industrial chemical plants


    He studied chemical engineering at university and now works for a large chemical company.

Origins of chemical

from French 'chimique', from New Latin 'chemicus', from medieval Latin 'alchimicus', from Arabic 'al-kīmiyāʼ'


Summary: chemical in Brief

The term 'chemical' [ˈkemɪk(ə)l] refers to the study of substances and their interactions, or to a distinct compound or substance. It can be used as an adjective or noun, and is often associated with industrial or laboratory settings. Examples include 'The chemical properties of the substance are still being studied,' and 'The lab technician handled the chemicals with care.' Phrases like 'chemical compound' and 'chemical reaction' are common, as well as the field of 'chemical engineering.'

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