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 However, nonorganic material like prosthetics and artificial joints are fetched from the cylinder and removed. Bryan Pietsch, Star Tribune, 29 Apr. 2021 That’s because trees are turned into wood chips or compost, and some nonorganic materials can ruin a chipping machine. oregonlive, 5 Jan. 2020 That’s because trees are turned into wood chips or compost, and some nonorganic materials can ruin a chipping machine. oregonlive, 5 Jan. 2020 That’s because trees are turned into wood chips or compost, and some nonorganic materials can ruin a chipping machine. oregonlive, 5 Jan. 2020 That’s because trees are turned into wood chips or compost, and some nonorganic materials can ruin a chipping machine. oregonlive, 5 Jan. 2020 That’s because trees are turned into wood chips or compost, and some nonorganic materials can ruin a chipping machine. oregonlive, 5 Jan. 2020 That’s because trees are turned into wood chips or compost, and some nonorganic materials can ruin a chipping machine. oregonlive, 5 Jan. 2020 That’s because trees are turned into wood chips or compost, and some nonorganic materials can ruin a chipping machine. oregonlive, 5 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of nonorganic

1856, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonorganic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonorganic. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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