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[in-ter-muh-lek-yuh-ler, -moh-]
  1. existing or occurring between molecules.
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Origin of intermolecular

First recorded in 1835–45; inter- + molecular
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Historical Examples of intermolecular

  • But, for that matter, what is the nature of these intermolecular bonds in any case?

    A History of Science, Volume 5(of 5)

    Henry Smith Williams

  • It seems that intermolecular change also occurs, but further research is necessary before a sound theory can be stated.

  • The doctrine of an intermolecular and interstellar ether is wrapped up in the well-established undulatory theory of light.

British Dictionary definitions for intermolecular


  1. occurring among or between molecules
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