chemic definition

  • adjective:
    • Chemical.
    • Archaic Alchemic.
    • Practising chemistry (or, earlier, alchemy); related to these sciences.
    • developed through alchemy; counterfeit.
    • Chemical.
    • Chemical.
    • associated with or found in biochemistry
  • noun:
    • Obsolete An alchemist.
    • A chemist or (previous) an alchemist.
    • A chemist; an alchemist.
    • an answer of chloride of lime.
    • A chemist or an alchemist.
    • In bleaching, a dilute answer of chlorid of lime.
    • particularly A solution or liquor of chlorid of lime or bleaching-powder for bleaching vegetable matter, as cotton.
  • others:
    • related to chemistry (or, formerly, to alchemy): identical to chemical, but now utilized chiefly in poetry.
    • Imitative; adulterated; maybe not the actual thing. See alchemy, 3.
    • In bleaching, to steep, as cotton items, in a dilute option of chlorid of lime in rock vats, the alcohol being pumped up-and strained through items before the activity is total.

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