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organic

  

      adj  
1    of, relating to, derived from, or characteristic of living plants and animals  
2    of or relating to animal or plant constituents or products having a carbon basis  
3    of or relating to one or more organs of an animal or plant  
4    of, relating to, or belonging to the class of chemical compounds that are formed from carbon  
an organic compound         Compare       inorganic       2  
5    constitutional in the structure of something; fundamental; integral  
6    of or characterized by the coordination of integral parts; organized  
7    of or relating to the essential constitutional laws regulating the government of a state  
organic law     
8    of, relating to, or grown with the use of fertilizers or pesticides deriving from animal or vegetable matter, rather than from chemicals  
      n  
9    any substance, such as a fertilizer or pesticide, that is derived from animal or vegetable matter  
  organically      adv  


organic chemistry  
      n   the branch of chemistry concerned with the compounds of carbon: originally confined to compounds produced by living organisms but now extended to include man-made substances based on carbon, such as plastics  
   Compare       inorganic chemistry  
organic disease  
      n   any disease in which there is a physical change in the structure of an organ or part  
   Compare       functional disease  
organic psychosis  
      n   a severe mental illness produced by damage to the brain, as a result of poisoning, alcoholism, disease, etc.  
   Compare       functional       4b  
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exp.
not matter; have no value or effect; be useless
exp.
home is the best place to be no matter where it is
n.
an ambitious woman who thinks her career really matters more than many things and is not willing to compromise on it

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