Definition of Hermetic

1. Adjective. Completely sealed; completely airtight.

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Definition of Hermetic

1. a. Of, pertaining to, or taught by, Hermes Trismegistus; as, hermetic philosophy. Hence: Alchemical; chemic.

Definition of Hermetic

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to Hermes Trismegistus. ¹

2. Adjective. Of or pertaining to alchemy or occult practices. ¹

3. Adjective. Obscure; secret or unrevealed. ¹

4. Adjective. Isolated, away from outside influence. ¹

5. Adjective. Airtight or gas-tight; impervious to air or gases. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hermetic

1. airtight [adj] - See also: airtight

Medical Definition of Hermetic

1. Impervious to air, airtight. Origin: L. Hermeticus This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hermetic

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hermeneutical
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hermeneutician
hermeneuticians
hermeneutics
hermeneuts
hermes
hermetic (current term)
hermetic seal
hermetic seals
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hermeticism
hermeticisms
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hermetisms
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hermetists
hermicity

Literary usage of Hermetic

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1897)
"After showing by appropriate tests that iron is still present the hermetic chemist proceeds to explain the reaction by assuming the formation of the ..."

2. The True Intellectual System of the Universe: Wherein All the Reason and by Ralph Cudworth, Johann Lorenz Mosheim (1845)
"Each explained the supposed hermetic figures as seemed most advantageous to himself ... He who held a beetle to denote the world in the hermetic columns, ..."

3. Chamber's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1890)
"hermetic Books, the sacred canon of the ancient Egyptians, consisted of forty-two ... The Greek and Latin texts of the hermetic l>ooks exist, ..."

4. Essays on the Floating-matter of the Air in Relation to Putrefaction and by John Tyndall (1882)
"Remarks on hermetic Sealing. A few brief remarks on this subject may, I think, ... hermetic sealing during ebullition is an operation requiring some ..."

5. The Law of Psychic Phenomena: A Working Hypothesis for the Systematic Study by Thomson Jay Hudson (1908)
"hermetic Philosophy. — Swedenborg.— Duality in Modern Philosophy. ... The mystic jargon of the hermetic philosophers discloses the same general idea. ..."

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