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First coined 1605, from chemist + -ry. From chemist, chymist, from Latin alchimista, from Arabic ? (al-k?miy), from article (al-) + Ancient Greek (khumeía, "art of alloying metals"), from ? (khúma, "fluid"), from (khumós, "juice"), from (khé?, "I pour").
- enPR: k?m'?str?, (key): /'k?m.?.st?i/
chemistry (countable and uncountable, plural chemistries)
- (uncountable) The branch of natural science that deals with the composition and constitution of substances and the changes that they undergo as a consequence of alterations in the constitution of their molecules.
- (countable) An application of chemical theory and method to a particular substance.
- the chemistry of iron
- the chemistry of indigo
- (informal) The mutual attraction between two people; rapport.
- Historical note: This word and its derivatives were formerly spelled chy- or sometimes chi- (i.e., chymistry, chymist, chymical, etc., or chimistry, chimist, chimical, etc.) with pronunciation depending on the spelling.
terms derived from chemistry
terms related to chemistry
branch of natural science
application of chemical theory and method to a particular substance
mutual attraction between two people
as modifier: relating to or using chemistry
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