1. A scientist specializing in chemistry.
2. Chiefly British A pharmacist.
3. Obsolete An alchemist.
[Obsolete chimist, from New Latin chimista, from Medieval Latin alchymista, alchemist, from alchymia, alchemy; see ALCHEMY.]
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