from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An abbreviation of chemist, chemistry, chemical. See chemist, 4.


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  • Before this period, methane hydrate was thought of as an unusual and unnatural substance that only occured in chem labs and gas pipelines.

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  • We did this in chem class in HS, but without the globe over top.

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  • (There have been books by peo­ple like Gilles Fau­con­nier and Mark Turner that go deeper into the brain chem­istry ofit.)

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  • My husbands ex partner in chem was constantly called by the US embassy (so it appeared) asking if he’s working in anything biological.

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  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hopes to have so-called chem packs in every state within two years.

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  • The three possibilities I see, I think it is quite likely he would use weapons of mass destruction, namely chem-bio, against U.S. ground forces and against Israel.

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  • And based on this edict, as well as several hieroglyphic inscriptions, people such as Plutarch in 100 A.D. insisted that the root word chem was derived from the name of ancient Egypt, which was called the land of chem, or alchemia.

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  • We are going to undertake a new project, the expansion of the petro chem, which is two hundred thousand tonne today the production is going to be four hundred thousand tones within two years.

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  • A half dozen Marines pull up chairs outside the house, in the fluorescent glow of "chem" lights — civilian campers call them glow sticks.

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  • And then there's medicinal chemistry med chem which is better than ochem in the way that ochem is better than gen chem.

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