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Definitions of inorganic

  1. Inorganically. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2. lacking the properties characteristic of living organisms Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. (chemistry) relating or belonging to the class of compounds not having a carbon basis; "hydrochloric and sulfuric acids are called inorganic substances" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. relating or belonging to the class of compounds not having a carbon basis; "hydrochloric and sulfuric acids are called inorganic substances" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. Not organic; without the organs necessary for life; devoid of an organized structure; unorganized; lifeness; inanimate; as, all chemical compounds are inorganic substances. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Without organs; not produced by living organisms; as, rocks are inorganic substances; inorganic chemistry, that branch of chemistry which does not treat of carbon compounds. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. Without life or organization, as minerals, etc. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. Not having organic structure; not the result of living processes. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. Not endowed with the organs or instruments of life; not produced by vital action; in med., not apparently connected with change in structure. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. Pert. to bodies without specific organs. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for inorganic

  1. The essential community of nature between organic growth and inorganic growth is, however, most clearly seen on observing that they both result in the same way. – Herbert Spencer by J. Arthur Thomson
  2. We shall now proceed to inquire whether the response of inorganic bodies is affected by chemical reagents, so that their excitability is exalted by some, and depressed or abolished by others. – Response in the Living and Non-Living by Jagadis Chunder Bose
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