nonorganic

adjective
non·​or·​gan·​ic | \ ˌnän-ȯr-ˈga-nik How to pronounce nonorganic (audio) \

Definition of nonorganic

: not organic: such as
a : not relating to, containing, or derived from living things nonorganic insulation resistant to mold a nonorganic mulch composed of stone
b : not involving the use of organic methods of food production nonorganic apples nonorganic farming nonorganic meat
c : not relating to or arising in a bodily organ or part : not due to anatomical or physiological dysfunction nonorganic hearing loss nonorganic insomnia

Examples of nonorganic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That’s because trees are turned into wood chips or compost, and some nonorganic materials can ruin a chipping machine. oregonlive, "Is your holiday greenery turning brown? Recycle it to help wildlife, wetlands, scouts," 5 Jan. 2020 That’s because trees are turned into wood chips or compost, and some nonorganic materials can ruin a chipping machine. oregonlive, "Is your holiday greenery turning brown? Recycle it to help wildlife, wetlands, scouts," 5 Jan. 2020 That’s because trees are turned into wood chips or compost, and some nonorganic materials can ruin a chipping machine. oregonlive, "Is your holiday greenery turning brown? Recycle it to help wildlife, wetlands, scouts," 5 Jan. 2020 That’s because trees are turned into wood chips or compost, and some nonorganic materials can ruin a chipping machine. oregonlive, "Is your holiday greenery turning brown? Recycle it to help wildlife, wetlands, scouts," 5 Jan. 2020 That’s because trees are turned into wood chips or compost, and some nonorganic materials can ruin a chipping machine. oregonlive, "Is your holiday greenery turning brown? Recycle it to help wildlife, wetlands, scouts," 5 Jan. 2020 That’s because trees are turned into wood chips or compost, and some nonorganic materials can ruin a chipping machine. oregonlive, "Is your holiday greenery turning brown? Recycle it to help wildlife, wetlands, scouts," 5 Jan. 2020 That’s because trees are turned into wood chips or compost, and some nonorganic materials can ruin a chipping machine. oregonlive, "Is your holiday greenery turning brown? Recycle it to help wildlife, wetlands, scouts," 5 Jan. 2020 That’s because trees are turned into wood chips or compost, and some nonorganic materials can ruin a chipping machine. oregonlive, "Is your holiday greenery turning brown? Recycle it to help wildlife, wetlands, scouts," 5 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of nonorganic

1856, in the meaning defined above

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Cite this Entry

“Nonorganic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonorganic. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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