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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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v.
1. perdre du temps 2. passer le temps ; tuer le temps
exp.
let the time go by without doing something important, relax, waste time
E.g.: It was a quite evening: we sat around chatting and watching TV.

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