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organic

adjective uk   /ɔːˈɡæn.ɪk/  us   /ɔːr-/

organic adjective (NO CHEMICALS)

B2 not using artificial chemicals in the growing of plants and animals for food and other products: organic food/fruit/farms/farmers
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organic adjective (LIVING)

being or coming from living plants and animals: A quarter of the contents of an average family's dustbin is organic matter.
Opposite
formal (of a disease or illness) producing a physical change in the structure of an organ or part of the body

organic adjective (CARBON)

specialized chemistry (of a chemical substance) containing carbon: Organic chemicals are used in the manufacture of plastics, fibres, solvents and paints.
organically
adverb uk   us   /-ɪ.kəl.i/
The wine is made from organically grown grapes.
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