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chemism

[kem-iz-uh m]
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noun
  1. chemical action.
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Origin of chemism

1850–55; chem- + -ism, modeled on French chimisme, equivalent to chim(ie) chemistry + -isme -ism
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Examples from the Web for chemism

Historical Examples

  • If his chemism could only give him the mother-principle also!

    The Breath of Life

    John Burroughs

  • There is no life without chemism, but there is chemism without life.

    The Breath of Life

    John Burroughs

  • Without this, chemism and mechanism would work together to quite other ends.

    The Breath of Life

    John Burroughs

  • For the rest, the phrase "sexual metabolism" or "chemism of sexuality" is a chapter-head without content.


British Dictionary definitions for chemism

chemism

noun
  1. obsolete chemical action
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