[kem-i-kuh l] /ˈkɛm ɪ kəl/
a substance produced by or used in a chemical process.
chemicals, Slang. narcotic or mind-altering drugs or substances.
of, used in, produced by, or concerned with or chemicals:
a chemical formula; chemical agents.
used in :
any substance used in or resulting from a reaction involving changes to atoms or molecules, especially one derived artificially for practical use
of or used in chemistry: chemical balance
of, made from, or using chemicals: chemical fertilizer
1570s, “relating to chemistry,” from chemic “of alchemy” (a worn-down derivative of Medieval Latin alchimicus; see alchemy) + -al (1). In early use also of alchemy. Related: Chemically.
1747, from chemical (adj.). Related: Chemicals.
chemical chem·i·cal (kěm’ĭ-kəl)
Adjective Relating to or produced by means of chemistry.
Noun A substance having a specific molecular composition, obtained by or used in a chemical process.
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[cheer-lee-der] /ˈtʃɪərˌli dər/ noun 1. a person who leads spectators in traditional or formal , especially at a pep rally or athletic event. /ˈtʃɪəˌliːdə/ noun 1. a person who leads a crowd in formal cheers, esp at sports events n. also cheer-leader, 1900, American English, from cheer (n.) + leader. Cheerleading is attested from 1906.
[cheer-leed] /ˈtʃɪərˌlid/ verb (used with object), cheerled, cheerleading. 1. to act as for. 2. to encourage by or as if by cheerleading. verb (used without object), cheerled, cheerleading. 3. to act as .
[cheer-ee-oh, cheer-ee-oh] /ˈtʃɪər iˌoʊ, ˌtʃɪər iˈoʊ/ Chiefly British interjection 1. goodbye; goodbye and good luck. 2. (used as a toast to one’s drinking companions.) noun, plural cheerios. 3. a goodbye or farewell. 4. a toast of “cheerio!”. /ˌtʃɪərɪˈəʊ/ sentence substitute (informal, mainly Brit) 1. a farewell greeting 2. a drinking toast noun 3. (NZ) a […]