Definition of inorganic
1a (1) : being or composed of matter other than plant or animal : mineral (2) : forming or belonging to the inanimate worldb : of, relating to, or dealt with by a branch of chemistry concerned with substances not usually classed as organic
2 : not arising from natural growth : artificial; also : lacking structure, character, or vitality dull inorganic things, without individuality or prestige — John Buchan
inorganicallyplay \ˌin-(ˌ)ȯr-ˈga-ni-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
Examples of inorganic in a Sentence
producing energy from inorganic materials
Recent Examples of inorganic from the Web
Join a naturalist for a geologyrelated lesson and a walk to explore the inorganic side of nature.
There are many protective ingredients in sunscreen, which fit broadly into two groups: organic and inorganic.
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First Known Use of inorganic
INORGANIC Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of inorganic for English Language Learners
: made from or containing material that does not come from plants or animals
Medical Definition of inorganic
1a: being or composed of matter other than plant or animal an inorganic heartb: forming or belonging to the inanimate world
2: of, relating to, or dealt with by a branch of chemistry concerned with substances not usually classified as organic
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