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organically

[awr-gan-ik-lee]
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  1. in an organic manner.
  2. by or with organs.
  3. with reference to organic structure.

Origin of organically

First recorded in 1675–85; organic + -al1 + -ly
Related formshy·per·or·gan·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·or·gan·i·cal·ly, adverbpre·or·gan·i·cal·ly, adverbpseu·do·or·gan·i·cal·ly, adverbqua·si-or·gan·i·cal·ly, adverbsem·i·or·gan·i·cal·ly, adverbsub·or·gan·i·cal·ly, adverbun·or·gan·i·cal·ly, adverb
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adv.

1680s in reference to bodily organs; 1862 in reference to living beings; 1841 as "as part of an organized whole;" from organic. From 1971 as "without the use of pesticides, etc."

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