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chemicalnoun [C]

uk   /ˈkem.ɪ.kəl/ us   /ˈkem.ɪ.kəl/

chemicaladjective

uk   /ˈkem.ɪ.kəl/ us   /ˈkem.ɪ.kəl/
(Definition of chemical from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"chemical" in American English

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chemicalnoun [C]

us   /ˈkem·ɪ·kəl/
any basic substance that is used in or produced by a reaction involving changes to atoms or molecules: His business manufactured farm chemicals.

chemicaladjective

us   /ˈkem·ɪ·kəl/
of, involved with, relating to, or made by using chemicals or chemistry: the chemical industry a chemical plant producing plastics and rubber
chemically
adverb us   /ˈkem·ɪk·li/
chemically treated paper
(Definition of chemical from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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chemicalnoun [C]

uk   /ˈkemɪkəl/ us  
any basic substance which is used in or produced by a reaction involving changes to atoms or molecules: The government has pledged to reduce the amount of chemicals used in food production. Each year, factories release millions of tonnes of toxic chemicals into the atmosphere.

chemicaladjective

uk   /ˈkemɪkəl/ us  
relating to chemicals: The chemical industry produces such things as petrochemicals, drugs, paint, and rubber.
chemically
adverb
The fund provides money to clean up chemically polluted industrial sites.
(Definition of chemical from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “chemical”
in Arabic كيماوي…
in Korean 화학의…
in Portuguese químico…
in Catalan químic…
in Japanese 化学の, 化学薬品の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 化学品, 化学制品…
in Turkish kimyasal…
in Russian химический…
in Chinese (Traditional) 化學品, 化學製品…
in Italian chimico…
in Polish chemiczny…
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