Translation of "chemical" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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chemicalnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkem.ɪ.kəl/ us /ˈkem.ɪ.kəl/

B2 any basic substance that is used in or produced by a reaction involving changes to atoms or molecules

化学品;化学制品
The government has pledged to reduce the amount of chemicals used in food production. 政府承诺减少食品生产中化学制品的用量。
Each year, factories release millions of tons of toxic (= poisonous) chemicals into the atmosphere. 每年,工厂将数百万吨的有毒化学物品排放到大气中。

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  • They use special chemicals to accelerate the growth of crops.
  • Organic chemicals are used in the manufacture of plastics, fibres, solvents and paints.
  • The body produces chemicals that are natural painkillers.
  • Toxic chemicals continue to be dumped in the North Sea.
  • Many chemicals have a damaging effect on the environment.

chemicaladjective

uk /ˈkem.ɪ.kəl/ us /ˈkem.ɪ.kəl/

B2 relating to chemicals

化学的;化学制品的
The chemical industry produces such things as petrochemicals, drugs, and rubber. 化学工业生产诸如石化产品、药品、涂料、橡胶之类的东西。

More examples

  • Sodium chloride is the chemical name for common salt.
  • All chemical weapons facilities will be deactivated.
  • Estimates of the amount of money needed to decontaminate the heavily polluted chemical installations vary.
  • We had to learn chemical formulae at school, but I can only remember H2O for water.
  • The chemical properties of coal are still incompletely understood.

(Translation of “chemical” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)