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That's not all our crops can do. We are also learning how to transform plants into factories. We can now raise plants that will create enzymes that would otherwise be created in chemical factories.
Thomas Carper

Meaning of "chemical" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CHEMICAL

chemical  [ˈkɛmɪkəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CHEMICAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Chemical can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES CHEMICAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

chemical

Chemical substance

In chemistry, a chemical substance is a form of matter that has constant chemical composition and characteristic properties. It cannot be separated into components by physical separation methods, i.e. without breaking chemical bonds. It can be solid, liquid, gas, or plasma. Chemical substances are often called 'pure' to set them apart from mixtures. A common example of a chemical substance is pure water; it has the same properties and the same ratio of hydrogen to oxygen whether it is isolated from a river or made in a laboratory. Other chemical substances commonly encountered in pure form are diamond, gold, table salt and refined sugar. However, simple or seemingly pure substances found in nature can in fact be mixtures of chemical substances. For example, tap water may contain small amounts of dissolved sodium chloride and compounds containing iron, calcium and many other chemical substances. Chemical substances exist as solids, liquids, gases, or plasma and may change between these phases of matter with changes in temperature or pressure. Chemical reactions convert one chemical substance into another.

Definition of chemical in the English dictionary

The first definition of chemical in the dictionary is any substance used in or resulting from a reaction involving changes to atoms or molecules, especially one derived artificially for practical use. Other definition of chemical is of or used in chemistry. Chemical is also of, made from, or using chemicals.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CHEMICAL


academical
ˌækəˈdɛmɪkəl
agrichemical
ˈæɡrɪˌkɛmɪkəl
agrochemical
ˌæɡrəʊˈkɛmɪkəl
biochemical
ˌbaɪəʊˈkɛmɪkəl
biogeochemical
ˌbaɪəʊˌdʒiːəʊˈkɛmɪkəl
electrochemical
ɪˌlɛktrəʊˈkɛmɪkəl
geochemical
ˌdʒiːəʊˈkɛmɪkəl
mechanochemical
ˌmɛkənəʊˈkɛmɪkəl
neurochemical
ˌnjʊərəʊˈkɛmɪkəl
petrochemical
ˌpɛtrəʊˈkɛmɪkəl
petrochemicals
ˌpɛtrəʊˈkɛmɪkəl
photochemical
ˌfəʊtəʊˈkɛmɪkəl
physicochemical
ˌfɪzɪkəʊˈkɛmɪkəl
phytochemical
ˌfaɪtəʊˈkɛmɪkəl
psychochemical
ˌsaɪkəʊˈkɛmɪkəl
pyrochemical
ˌpaɪrəʊˈkɛmɪkəl
semiochemical
ˌsɛmɪəʊˈkɛmɪkəl
stereochemical
ˌstɛrɪəʊˈkɛmɪkəl
thermochemical
ˌθɜːməʊˈkɛmɪkəl
zoochemical
ˌzəʊəˈkɛmɪkəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CHEMICAL

chemic
chemical agent
chemical bond
chemical castration
chemical engineer
chemical engineering
chemical equation
chemical machining
chemical peeling
chemical plant
chemical potential
chemical reaction
chemical sympathectomy
chemical toilet
chemical warfare
chemical weapons
chemically
chemically dependent
chemicals
chemicking

WORDS THAT END LIKE CHEMICAL

agronomical
alchemical
anatomical
astronomical
clinical
comical
cytochemical
dynamical
economical
gastronomical
histochemical
hydrodynamical
inimical
microchemical
neuroanatomical
nonchemical
radiochemical
rhythmical
taxonomical
thermodynamical
uneconomical

Synonyms and antonyms of chemical in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CHEMICAL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «chemical» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of chemical

Translation of «chemical» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CHEMICAL

Find out the translation of chemical to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of chemical from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «chemical» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

化学品
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

sustancia química
570 millions of speakers

English

chemical
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

रासायनिक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مادَة كِيميائِيَّة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

химическое вещество
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

substância química
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

রাসায়নিক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

produit chimique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kimia
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Chemikalie
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

化学薬品
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

화학 제품
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kimia
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hóa chất
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இரசாயன
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

रासायनिक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kimyasal
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sostanza chimica
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

chemiczny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

хімікат
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

substanță chimică
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

χημική ουσία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

chemiese
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kemikalie
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kjemikalie
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of chemical

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CHEMICAL»

The term «chemical» is very widely used and occupies the 4.310 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CHEMICAL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about chemical

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10 QUOTES WITH «CHEMICAL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word chemical.
1
Leo Baekeland
In 1893 I founded a chemical company which I ran until 1899.
2
Paul Berg
But the prospects of designing chemical plants for industrial scale chemical processes seemed far less interesting than the chemical events that occur in biological systems.
3
Hans Blix
What surprises me, what amazes me, is that it seems the military people were expecting to stumble on large quantities of gas, chemical weapons and biological weapons.
4
Hans Blix
The inspections started in 1991, right after the Gulf War. One of the conditions for the ceasefire was that Iraq had to do away with all of its weapons of mass destruction - biological, chemical and nuclear weapons and long-range missiles.
5
Sydney Brenner
I also became interested in chemistry and gradually accumulated enough test tubes and other glassware to do chemical experiments, using small quantities of chemicals purchased from a pharmacy supply house.
6
Eduard Buchner
We are seeing the cells of plants and animals more and more clearly as chemical factories, where the various products are manufactured in separate workshops.
7
Thomas Carper
That's not all our crops can do. We are also learning how to transform plants into factories. We can now raise plants that will create enzymes that would otherwise be created in chemical factories.
8
Majora Carter
As a black person in America, I am twice as likely as a white person to live in an area where air pollution poses the greatest risk to my health. I am five times more likely to live within walking distance of a power plant or chemical facility - which I do.
9
Helen Clark
There is also a marked global trend towards sustainable agriculture, building on traditional methods which use fewer chemical inputs, carefully manage soil and water resources, and work hand-in-hand with nature.
10
Susan Collins
I'm pleased the administration is endorsing the need for legislation dealing with the chemical sector. In the past, the administration's position has been ambiguous.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CHEMICAL»

Discover the use of chemical in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to chemical and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Chemical Composition of Everyday Products
"This book analyzes over 100 groups of products, identifying the specific chemical composition of a product, the historical use of the product, how it functions, and any associated environmental and/or human health issues.
John Toedt, Darrell Koza, Kathleen Van Cleef-Toedt, 2005
2
A Laboratory History of Chemical Warfare Agents
NOTE TO CUSTOMERS: This book has been renamed from the Preparatory Manual of Chemical Warfare Agents, to A Laboratory History of Chemical Warfare Agents.
Jared Ledgard, 2007
3
Chemical Food Safety
This book covers the basic and applied science needed to understand, analyse and take professional action on problems and questions concerning chemical food safety, from acute to long lasting problems that call for interventions on a local, ...
Leon Brimer, 2011
4
Handbook of Chemical and Biological Warfare Agents, Second ...
Extensively revised and updated, this second edition of the bestselling Handbook of Chemical and Biological Warfare Agents goes well beyond the “dirty thirty” commonly discussed agents and provides rapid access to a wide range of agents ...
D. Hank Ellison, 2007
5
A Comprehensive Guide to the Hazardous Properties of ...
Correlating chemical structure with toxicity to humans and the environment, and the chemical structure of compounds to their hazardous properties, this book allows users to assess the toxicity of a substance even when no experimental data ...
Pradyot Patnaik, 2007
6
Chemical Change: From Fireworks to Rust
Explains how matter creates new substances through processes including explosion, oxidation, and digestion, and discusses the social significance and history of modern chemical industry.
Darlene R. Stille, 2005
7
Quality Assurance for the Chemical and Process Industries: A ...
Also new to this edition is information on customer service and product performance, technician training, and packaged material distributor requirements.
‎1999
8
Chemical Carcinogenesis
Presenting the current advances in chemical carcinogenesis, this volume promotes the view that the chemical alteration of DNA is a route cause of many cancers.
Trevor M. Penning, 2011
9
Chemical Testing of Textiles
This book will be a valuable resource for academic and industrial chemists, lecturers and students of textile chemistry and related subjects.
Qinguo Fan, 2005
10
Chemical Fate and Transport in the Environment
The text emphasizes intuitively based mathematical models for chemical transport and transformations in the environment, and serves both as a textbook for senior undergraduate and graduate courses in environmental science and engineering, ...
Harold F. Hemond, Elizabeth J. Fechner-Levy, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CHEMICAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term chemical is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Canadian Energy Services takes on oilfield chemical giants
The oilfield chemical maker is improving research facilities in Houston and Calgary, where it will hire 15 scientists when its newly renovated lab ... «The Globe and Mail, Jul 15»
2
Blast kills six at South Korean chemical plant
Local news reports suggest that six workers have been killed and one injured in an explosion at Hanwha Chemical's plant in Ulsan, South ... «Royal Society of Chemistry, Jul 15»
3
Chemical plant fire near Hanover caused $20M in damages
JERE GISH IS HERE WITH NEW INFORMATION. JERE: SINCE THE FIRE AT MILLER CHEMICAL IN CONEWAGO TOWNSHIP CAUSED A ... «WGAL Lancaster, Jul 15»
4
Hazardous chemical found in Blount County well water, cautionary …
MARYVILLE (WATE) – A cautionary advisory regarding potable use of well water has been issued for certain areas in Blount County. Municipal ... «WATE 6 On Your Side, Jul 15»
5
Chemical bracelet detects toxic, banned substances
Chemical bracelet detects toxic, banned substances. We're all exposed to chemicals during the course of each day. They're in furniture, ... «kgw.com, Jul 15»
6
Water Soluble Film Market for Detergent, Agrochemical, Water …
The demand of water soluble film for detergent, agrochemical, and water treatment chemical packaging will grow due to increased awareness ... «MarketWatch, Jul 15»
7
Interviews: Running on Instinct: How the Chemical Brothers Stay Vital
The Chemical Brothers' last major outing was 2012's Don't Think, an unusual concert film collaged together from the perspectives of multiple ... «Pitchfork Media, Jul 15»
8
Tell DOW Chemical to "end this chemical arms race"
As a result, DOW chemical has developed a new herbicide, Enlist Duo, that combines glyphosate with an additional herbicide called 2,4D to be ... «Natural Resources Defense Council, Jul 15»
9
Manvers Street in Bath closed due to chemical leak at BANES …
Bath's Manvers Street has been closed after chemicals were found to be leaking from industrial batteries in the building occupied by Bath and ... «Bath Chronicle, Jul 15»
10
Crews responding to chemical spill in Speedway
SPEEDWAY, Ind. (WISH) — Emergency crews responded to a chemical spill at the Coca Cola plant in Speedway on Monday evening, ... «WISH-TV, Jul 15»

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