addiction to drugs or alcohol.
chemical dependency n.
A physical and psychological habituation to a mood- or mind-altering drug, such as alcohol or cocaine.
- Chemical diabetes
chemical diabetes n. See latent diabetes.
- Chemical dermatitis
chemical dermatitis n. Contact dermatitis due to exposure of the skin to a chemical, usually characterized by erythema, edema, and vesiculation of the exposed or contacted site.
- Chemical energy
chemical energy n. Energy liberated by a chemical reaction or absorbed in the formation of a chemical compound.
- Chemical element