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organically

[awr-gan-ik-lee] /ɔrˈgæn ɪk li/
adverb
1.
in an organic manner.
2.
by or with organs.
3.
with reference to organic structure.
Origin of organically
1675-1685
First recorded in 1675-85; organic + -al1 + -ly
Related forms
hyperorganically, adverb
nonorganically, adverb
preorganically, adverb
pseudoorganically, adverb
quasi-organically, adverb
semiorganically, adverb
suborganically, adverb
unorganically, 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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