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Definition of organic adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [usually before noun]
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  1. 1(of food, farming methods, etc.) produced or practiced without using artificial chemicals organic cheese/vegetables/wine, etc. an organic farmer/gardener organic farming/horticulture
  2. 2produced by or from living things Improve the soil by adding organic matter. organic compounds opposite inorganic
  3. 3(technology) connected with the organs of the body organic disease
  4. 4(formal) consisting of different parts that are all connected to each other the view of society as an organic whole
  5. 5(formal) happening in a slow and natural way, rather than suddenly the organic growth of foreign markets
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adverb organically grown fruit The cardboard disintegrates organically. Doctors could find nothing organically wrong with her. The organization should be allowed to develop organically.
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