nonorganic

adjective non·or·gan·ic \ ˌnän-ȯr-ˈga-nik \

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

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First Known Use of nonorganic

1856


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