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chemical action

n. (chemistry) any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved [syn: chemical process, chemical change]

Usage examples of "chemical action".

Remorselessly, Ixtl held him down until the chemical action was completed.

Ah, to think that such a chemical action came from such simple things.

Bernie thought that chemical action, some of it relatively recent, had caused the phenomenon.

Suddenly, the result of the chemical action of the moisture upon the treated tie lining.