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UK [ɔː(r)ˈɡænɪk] / US [ɔrˈɡænɪk] adjective
1)
a) organic food or drink is produced using only a small number of artificial chemicals

Is this milk organic?

organic apples

b) used for describing methods of farming and food production that use only a small number of artificial chemicals

organic farming/farmers/techniques

2) biology connected with, produced by, or obtained from living things

organic material/waste/matter

3) chemistry organic compounds contain carbon and can produce energy
4) consisting of different parts that all fit together well

Together, these elements make an organic whole.

5) happening or developing in a natural and continuous process

The business has expanded through organic growth, rather than by taking over other companies.

6) medical connected with the body's organs

There was some evidence of organic degeneration caused by alcohol abuse.


Derived word:
organically
UK [ɔː(r)ˈɡænɪklɪ] / US [ɔrˈɡænɪklɪ] adverb

English dictionary. 2014.

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