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organic

or·gan·ic

organic

 
 
pronunciation:
or gae nihk
features:
Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of, affecting, or relating to an organ of a plant or animal.
Epilepsy is an organic disease, but it was misunderstood in past centuries and sometimes seen as a form of demonic possession.
similar words:
anatomical, functional
definition 2: of or pertaining to compounds that contain carbon. (Cf. inorganic.)
Methane is an organic compound.Water is an organic molecule.
similar words:
carbonaceous, natural
definition 3: producing or produced naturally, as food, without the use of chemical pesticides, growth enhancers, additives, and the like.
Some of the smaller farms in the area have taken up organic farming.You can get all kinds of organic produce at the farmers market.
 
definition 4: pertaining to or coming from living sources.
Scientists analyzed the material to see if it contained any organic matter.Oil from the ground is an organic substance, but there is synthetically produced oil as well.
synonyms:
biotic
similar words:
animal, animate, biodegradable, biological, living, natural, vegetable
definition 5: developing in a manner akin to living things.
The professor pointed to the organic growth of the poem.
antonyms:
mechanical
similar words:
living, natural, uncontrived
definition 6: being an integral or fundamental part of a whole.
The theme of repentance is organic to the novel.
synonyms:
intrinsic
similar words:
basic, constituent, elemental, essential, fundamental, indispensable, inherent, integral
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