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- Of, or relating to synthesis.
- (chemistry) Produced by synthesis instead of being isolated from a natural source (but may be identical to a product so obtained).
- 2013 August 10, “A new prescription”, in 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.
- Artificial, not genuine.
- (grammar) Pertaining to the joining of bound morphemes in a word (compare analytic).
- (linguistics) Of a language, having a grammar principally dependent on the use of bound morphemes to indicate syntactic relationships (compare analytic).
- synthetic air
- synthetic biology
- synthetic division
- synthetic fiber
- synthetic ice
- synthetic ice skate
- synthetic lethality
- synthetic paper
- synthetic philosophy
- synthetic phonics
of, or relating to synthesis
produced by chemical synthesis
artificial, not genuine
pertaining to the joining of bound morphemes in a word
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synthetic (plural synthetics)