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chemical imbalance

A euphemistic (and possibly derogatory) insinuation of a mental illness or disorder. I think I might have a chemical imbalance or something, I've just not been myself lately. What's wrong with you, do you have some kind of chemical imbalance or something?
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All the nonsense of narrow-minded people, because he lives a retired life, and is engaged in finding out chemical secrets which the ignorant public don't know how to appreciate.
The doctor is making important chemical discoveries (the possible value of which I can appreciate, being chemical myself), and he is not quite fool enough to expose valuable secrets to the view of all the world.
It has been assumed that I used my vast chemical resources against Anne Catherick, and that I would have used them if I could against the magnificent Marian herself.
No chemical assistance was needed or used in this case.
Near the further end a low arched passage branched away from it and led to the chemical laboratory.
Let us have some fresh blood," he said, digging a long bodkin into his finger, and drawing off the resulting drop of blood in a chemical pipette.
I generally have chemicals about, and occasionally do experiments.
We left him working among his chemicals, and we walked together towards my hotel.
De-vyled" ham was made out of the waste ends of smoked beef that were too small to be sliced by the machines; and also tripe, dyed with chemicals so that it would not show white; and trimmings of hams and corned beef; and potatoes, skins and all; and finally the hard cartilaginous gullets of beef, after the tongues had been cut out.
This means we can work together with our customers meeting their various product needs or more closely by offering on-site services like chemical islands.
Now, in a June 2005 report titled Chemical Regulation: Options Exist to Improve EPA's Ability to Assess Health Risks and Manage Its Chemical Review Program, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has reviewed the EPA's efforts to control the risks of new chemicals not yet in commerce, to assess the risks of existing chemicals used in commerce, and to publicly disclose information provided by chemical companies under TSCA.
The chemical industry is attempting to dilute a law that guarantees the public's right to know about what could happen to communities surrounding chemical plants in the event of a serious accident.
The Pentagon announced last year that more than 20,000 American troops might have been exposed to nerve gas and other chemical weapons as a result of the explosions.
Managing a chemical treatment program includes accounting for factors that can directly affect costs.