chemist

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First attested 1562;, from French chimiste, from Medieval Latin chimista for earlier alchimista, from Arabic الكيمياء (al-kímiya’), from article al- + Ancient Greek χυμεία (khumeía, art of alloying metals), from χύμα (khúma, fluid), from χυμός (khumós, juice), from χέω (khéō, I pour).

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chemist (plural chemists)

  1. A person whose occupation specializes in the science of chemistry, especially at a professional level.
    • 2013 August 10, “A new prescription”, The Economist, volume 408, number 8848: 
      As the world's drug habit shows, governments are failing in their quest to monitor every London window-box and Andean hillside for banned plants. But even that Sisyphean task looks easy next to the fight against synthetic drugs. No sooner has a drug been blacklisted than chemists adjust their recipe and start churning out a subtly different one.
  2. (chiefly UK, New Zealand) A pharmacist.
  3. (chiefly UK, New Zealand) A pharmacy.
  4. (obsolete) An alchemist.

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