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chemism

[kem-iz-uh m] /ˈkɛm ɪz əm/
noun
1.
chemical action.
Origin of chemism
1850-1855
1850-55; chem- + -ism, modeled on French chimisme, equivalent to chim(ie) chemistry + -isme -ism
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  • Without this, chemism and mechanism would work together to quite other ends.

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  • If his chemism could only give him the mother-principle also!

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  • For the rest, the phrase "sexual metabolism" or "chemism of sexuality" is a chapter-head without content.

  • There is no life without chemism, but there is chemism without life.

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British Dictionary definitions for chemism

chemism

/ˈkɛmɪzəm/
noun
1.
(obsolete) chemical action
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