• enPR: kĕm'ĭstrē, IPA: /ˈkɛm.ɪ.stɹi/


  1. (uncountable) The branch of natural science that deals with the composition and constitution of substances and the changes that they undergo as a consequence of alterations in the constitution of their molecules.
  2. (countable) An application of chemical theory and method to a particular substance.
    • 1984, North American Lake Management Society, Lake and Reservoir Management: Proceedings of the Third Annual Conference (page 250)
      The aquatic chemistries of iron and manganese are similar; this “is reflected geologically in their common association in rocks of all kinds” (Bortleson and Lee, 1974).
  3. (informal) The mutual attraction between two people; rapport.
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  • German: Chemie
  • Russian: хи́мио-

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