inorganic

adjective in·or·gan·ic \ ˌin-(ˌ)ȯr-ˈga-nik \

Definition of inorganic

1 a (1) :being or composed of matter other than plant or animal :mineral
(2) :forming or belonging to the inanimate world
b :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

inorganically

play \ˌin-(ˌ)ȯr-ˈga-ni-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of inorganic in a Sentence

  1. producing energy from inorganic materials

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First Known Use of inorganic

1729



INORGANIC Defined for English Language Learners

inorganic

adjective

Definition of inorganic for English Language Learners

  • : made from or containing material that does not come from plants or animals


Medical Dictionary

inorganic

adjective in·or·gan·ic \ ˌin-ˌȯr-ˈgan-ik \

medical Definition of inorganic

1 a :being or composed of matter other than plant or animal
  • an inorganic heart
b :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

inorganically

play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


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