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[kem-ik] /ˈkɛm ɪk/
of or relating to alchemy; alchemic.
of or relating to chemistry; chemical.
Origin of chemic
1570-80; < Greek chēm(ía) alchemy + -ic; replacing chimic < Medieval Latin (al)chimicus Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Blood is often recognized by simple inspection, but more frequently requires a chemic test.

    A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis James Campbell Todd
  • Should find how by chemic ways Electric currents we can raise?

  • These dark months the chemic earth had been busy with the little body they loved, and by this time Wonder would be many violets.

    The Worshipper of the Image Richard Le Gallienne
  • I know not whether the sun can have any chemic action upon the dead.

    The Washer of the Ford Fiona Macleod
  • chemic, bleaching powder liquor at 1° Tw., boil for three hours; wash.

  • And form is, in the spiritual law, what the crystal is in the chemic law.

  • Expression of chemic relations of hydrogen and oxygen—which are not final.

    The Book of the Damned Charles Fort
  • No tint of words can spot thy snowy mantle, nor chemic power turn thy scepter into iron.

    America First Various
  • The reproductive processes are very susceptible to chemic influences.

    Taboo and Genetics Melvin Moses Knight, Iva Lowther Peters, and Phyllis Mary Blanchard
  • chemic blue is made in the same manner, only using half the quantity of vitriol.

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