Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun etc. Obsolete forms of chemic, chemical, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • See chemic, chemist, chemistry.

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  • noun obsolete chemic

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Hence, probably, came the adjective _chyic_ or _chymic_, and, at a somewhat later time, the word _chemia_ as the name of that art which deals with calcinations, fusions, meltings, and the like.

    The Story of Alchemy and the Beginnings of Chemistry

  • No TINT of words can spot thy snowy mantle, or chymic power turn thy sceptre into iron: — with thee to smile upon him as he eats his crust, the swain is happier than his monarch, from whose court thou art exiled! —

    A sentimental journey through France and Italy

  • Premiums are offered for all improvements in the industrial and economical arts, and for the best essays on all moral subjects; but the richest premium will he deserve, who, by some chymic art, shall make young collegians loathe intoxicating drinks, or by some happy improvement in political economy, shall drive ardent spirits out of the land as an article of manufacture or of commerce.

    Fifty Years Since: An Address Before the Alumni Association of the University of North Carolina

  • 'Time is, Time was, Time 's past:' -- a chymic treasure

    Don Juan

  • "Time is, Time was, Time's past:" [91] -- a chymic treasure

    The Works of Lord Byron. Vol. 6

  • No TINT of words can spot thy snowy mantle, or chymic power turn thy sceptre into iron: - with thee to smile upon him as he eats his crust, the swain is happier than his monarch, from whose court thou art exiled!

    A Sentimental Journey

  • No TINT of words can spot thy snowy mantle, or chymic power turn thy sceptre into iron: -- with thee to smile upon him as he eats his crust, the swain is happier than his monarch, from whose court thou art exiled!

    A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy

  • Like that dear chymic dust, or puzzling quad - rature?

    Emblems, divine and moral

  • I often wish for the end of the wretched remnant of my life; and that wish is a rational one; but then the innate principle of self-preservation, wisely implanted in our natures for obvious purposes, opposes that wish, and makes us endeavor to spin out our thread as long as we can, however decayed and rotten it may be; and, in defiance of common sense, we seek on for that chymic gold, which beggars us when old.

    Letters to his son on The Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman

  • ‘ch_y_mistry’, it is because these words are considered to be derived from the Greek word, χυμός, sap; and the chymic art will then have occupied itself first with distilling the juice and sap of plants, and will from this have derived its name.

    English Past and Present

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