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English noun: chemistry

1. chemistry (cognition) the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions


Synonymschemical science


Broader (hypernym)natural science


Narrower (hyponym)chemoimmunology, electrochemistry, femtochemistry, geochemistry, immunochemistry, inorganic chemistry, nuclear chemistry, organic chemistry, photochemistry, physical chemistry, radiochemistry, surface chemistry, thermochemistry


Domain category membersabsorb, absorption, abundance, accelerator, acceptor, acetify, acetylate, acetylate, acetylise, acetylise, acetylize, acetylize, acid, acid value, acidic, acidify, actinide series, activity, acyclic, admix, adsorb, alchemise, alchemize, alkalic, alkalify, alkaline, alkalinise, alkalinise, alkalinize, alkalinize, alkalise, alkalize, alkylic, allomerism, alloy, allylic, ammonify, amphiprotic, amphoteric, anhydrous, anticatalyst, aromatic, Arrhenius theory of dissociation, association, atom, atomic mass, atomic theory, atomic weight, atomism, atomist theory, atomistic theory, attenuate, azido, basic, basify, bate, benzylic, bind, bivalent, bound, break down, break up, buffer, build, butylate, cacodylic, calcine, carbocyclic, carbolated, carbonise, carbonize, carbonyl, carbonylic, carboxyl, carboxylate, carboxylic, carburet, carburise, carburize, catabolise, catabolize, catalyse, catalyst, catalyze, chain, chemical action, chemical chain, chemical change, chemical compound, chemical decomposition reaction, chemical group, chemical phenomenon, chemical process, chemical reaction, chemist, clathrate, clean, closed chain, coke, compound, conjugate, conjugate, conjugate, conjugated, conjugated, convert, copolymerise, copolymerize, crack, crack, critical, cyclic, Dalton's law, Dalton's law, Dalton's law of partial pressures, de-iodinating, deaden, decarboxylate, decarboxylate, decompose, decomposition, decomposition reaction, deglycerolise, deglycerolize, demineralise, demineralize, denitrify, deoxidise, deoxidize, desorb, desorb, detoxicate, detoxify, dimorphism, displacement, displacement reaction, dissociate, dissociation, distil, distil, distill, distill, distill, distribution law, divalent, electrolysis, electronegativity, emulsion, equilibrate, equilibrium constant, equilibrium law, esterify, ethereal, etherify, extract, fluorocarbon, formulate, foryml, fractionate, fractionate, free, free, fullerene, glycerolise, glycerolize, group, heavy, Henry's law, hydrated, hydrophilic, hydrophobic, hydrous, imbibition, inactive, include, indicator, indifferent, inert, inhibit, inorganic, iodinating, iodise, iodize, isolate, isomerise, isomerise, isomerize, isomerize, law of chemical equilibrium, law of constant proportion, law of definite proportions, law of equivalent proportions, law of mass action, law of multiple proportions, law of partial pressures, law of reciprocal proportions, liberate, ligate, light, lipophilic, lipotropic, long chain, long-chain molecule, make pure, man-made, membered, Mendeleev's law, mercuric, mercurous, migration, mixture, molecular weight, molecule, monad, monovalent, moonshine, multivalence, multivalency, multivalent, negativity, neutral, nitrate, noncritical, oleophilic, open-chain, organic, organic chemistry, osmosis, Ostwald's theory of indicators, oxidate, oxidise, oxidize, pentavalent, peptise, peptize, periodic law, periodic table, pH, pH scale, pleomorphism, polymerise, polymerise, polymerize, polymerize, polymorphic, polymorphism, polymorphous, polyvalence, polyvalency, polyvalent, preisolate, purify, radical, rarefy, react, reaction, reactive, rectification, reduce, reform, reform, relative atomic mass, relative molecular mass, release, resublime, resuspend, reverse osmosis, reversible, reversibly, rich, ring, saponify, saponify, saturate, saturated, saturation point, scavenge, semisynthetic, sensitiser, sensitizer, sequester, soaking up, solvate, solvate, sorb, state, state of matter, stoichiometry, strip, sublimate, sublimation, sulfurette, sulphurette, supernatant, suspend, synthetic, take up, technical grade, technical-grade, tetravalent, theory of dissociation, theory of electrolytic dissociation, theory of indicators, thoriate, transaminate, transmute, trivalent, univalent, unreactive, unsaturated, valence, valency, valent, volatile, volatilise, volatilize

2. chemistry (substance) the chemical composition and properties of a substance or object


SamplesThe chemistry of soil.


Broader (hypernym)substance

3. chemistry the way two individuals relate to each other


SamplesTheir chemistry was wrong from the beginning -- they hated each other.
A mysterious alchemy brought them together.


Synonymsalchemy, interpersonal chemistry


Broader (hypernym)social relation









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