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hermetic

[ hur-met-ik ]
/ hɜrˈmɛt ɪk /
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adjective

made airtight by fusion or sealing.
not affected by outward influence or power; isolated.
(sometimes initial capital letter) of, relating to, or characteristic of occult science, especially alchemy.
(initial capital letter) of or relating to Hermes Trismegistus or the writings ascribed to him.

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Origin of hermetic

1630–40; <Medieval Latin hermēticus of, pertaining to Hermes Trismegistus, equivalent to Latin Hermē(s) Hermes + -ticus-tic
un·her·met·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hermetic (1 of 2)

hermetic

hermetical

/ (hɜːˈmɛtɪk) /

adjective

sealed so as to be airtight
hidden or protected from the outside world
hermetically, adverb
C17: from Medieval Latin hermēticus belonging to Hermes Trismegistus, traditionally the inventor of a magic seal

British Dictionary definitions for hermetic (2 of 2)

Hermetic
/ (hɜːˈmɛtɪk) /

adjective

of or relating to Hermes Trismegistus or the writings and teachings ascribed to him
of or relating to ancient science, esp alchemy
esoteric or recondite
see hermetic
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Medical definitions for hermetic

hermetic
[ hər-mĕtĭk ]

adj.

Completely sealed, especially against the escape or entry of air.
her•meti•cal•ly adv.
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