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Etymology

First coined 1605 from chemist from chymist from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] alchimista from Arabic الكيمياء (al-kīmiya’) < article ال- (al-) + Ancient Greek χυμεία (khumeia), art of alloying metals) < χύμα (khuma), fluid) < χυμός (khumos), juice) < χέω (kheō), I pour).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
chemistry

Plural
chemistr

chemistry (chemistr)
  1. (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.
  2. An application of chemical theory and method to a particular substance.
    the chemistry of iron
    the chemistry of indigo
  3. A treatise on chemistry.
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The mutual attraction between two people; rapport.
  5. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Relating to or using chemistry.
    a chemistry lesson

Usage notes

Historical note
  • This word and its derivatives were formerly spelled chy- or sometimes chi- (ie, chymistry, chymist, chymical, etc., or chimistry, chimist, chimical, etc.) with pronunciation depending on the spelling.

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