chemical etymology

English word chemical comes from English -al, English chemic

Detailed word origin of chemical

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-al English (eng) (organic chemistry) Forms the names of aldehydes. Forming nouns, especially of verbal action.. Of or pertaining to. Adjectival suffix appended to various words, often nouns, to make an adjective form. Often added to words of Latin origin, but used with other words also.
chemic English (eng) (archaic) Practising chemistry (or, earlier, alchemy); pertaining to these sciences.. (now, _, rare) Chemical.. (obsolete) Produced through alchemy; counterfeit. (now, _, rare) A chemist or (earlier) an alchemist.. (obsolete) A solution of chloride of lime, used in bleaching. (obsolete, transitive) To bleach with a solution of chloride of lime.
chemical English (eng) (obsolete) Of or relating to alchemy.. Of or relating to a material or processes not commonly found in nature or in a particular product.. Of or relating to chemistry. (chemistry, sciences) Any specific chemical element or chemical compound or alloy.. (colloquial) An artificial chemical compound.. (slang) An addictive drug.

Words with the same origin as chemical

Descendants of -al
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