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"inorganic" in British English

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uk   /ˌɪn.ɔːˈɡæn.ɪk/  us   /-ɔːr-/ specialized
not being or consisting of ​livingmaterial, or (of ​chemicalsubstances) ​containing no ​carbon or only ​smallamounts of ​carbon: Salt is an inorganic ​chemical. The ​meteoritescontained only inorganic ​material.
(Definition of inorganic from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"inorganic" in American English

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inorganicadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˌɪn·ɔrˈɡæn·ɪk/
not consisting of ​livingmaterial, or ​relating to ​substances that do not ​containlivingmaterial: Rocks and ​metals are inorganic. inorganic ​chemistry
(Definition of inorganic from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “inorganic”
in Spanish inorgánico…
in Vietnamese vô cơ…
in Malaysian tak organik…
in Thai อนินทรีย์…
in French inorganique…
in German unorganisch…
in Chinese (Simplified) 无生物的, 无机的…
in Turkish cansız şeylerden oluşan, cansız, inorganik…
in Russian неорганический…
in Indonesian anorganik…
in Chinese (Traditional) 無生物的, 無機的…
in Polish nieorganiczny…
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