from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. Using a chemical reaction, process, or operation.
  • adv. According to the principles of chemistry.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. According to chemical principles; by chemical process or operation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a chemical manner; according to chemical principles; in a chemical sense; by a chemical process or operation: as, a chemically active substance; a surface chemically clean.
  • By alchemy or alchemical means or processes.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. with respect to chemistry
  • adv. with chemicals


chemical +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)


  • Severe respiratory issues culminating in chemically-induced pneumonia, which I personally experienced on my first trip to the coast, are common.

    Jerry Cope: Undefeated: The Gulf Coast 6 Months After the Blowout

  • It is also a corrosive agent - unless it is contained in chemically resistant vessels, it will eat away at them, eventually weakening them to the point of failure.

    Energy Economics and Politics, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Interestingly, the melanin in fungi is no different chemically from the melanin in our skin, leading Casadevall to speculate that melanin could be providing energy to skin cells.

    2007 May - Telic Thoughts

  • Please state your claims about replicators in chemically equivalent terms that do not lean on distinct equivocating meanings to "association" or "codes".

    Bits and Pieces of an RNA World

  • Argon is a noble gas and is easy to separate chemically from a large amount of chlorine-rich solvent.

    Raymond Davis Jr. - Autobiography

  • In addition, we performed the first pulsed time-domain chemically-induced dynamic nuclear polarization (CIDNP) experiments.

    Richard R. Ernst - Autobiography

  • This emanation, for which the name niton has been proposed, seems to have the characteristics of an element, and chemically is most like the so-called noble gases, whose discovery was rewarded at the time with the Nobel Prize for Chemistry.

    Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1911 - Presentation Speech

  • (Tr.) [63] It is now well accepted that Thales cannot be regarded as propounding a materialistic theory when he declares that everything is derived from water; for with him, "water" stands not merely for the substance that we call chemically "H2O," but for the "spirit that is in water" as well -- the water-spirit is the _Grundprincip_.

    Essai sur l'imagination créatrice. English

  • If anything it would be more accurately called a chemically altered sweetener.

    Splenda misinformation | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

  • A new material called chemically modified graphene (CMG) may lead to ultracapacitors that can store about twice as much electrical charge as is possible with current commercially available materials, thus offering a nanotech energy storage solution that could help make solar and wind power practical alternative energy sources.

    the Foresight Institute


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