Definition of Hermetical

1. Adjective. (alternative form of hermetic) ¹



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Definition of Hermetical

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Hermetical

1. 1. Of, pertaining to, or taught by, Hermes Trismegistus; as, hermetic philosophy. Hence: Alchemical; chemic. "Delusions of the hermetic art." "The alchemists, as the people were called who tried to make gold, considered themselves followers of Hermes, and often called themselves Hermetic philosophers." (A. B. Buckley) 2. Of or pertaining to the system which explains the causes of diseases and the operations of medicine on the principles of the hermetic philosophy, and which made much use, as a remedy, of an alkali and an acid; as, hermetic medicine. 3. Made perfectly close or air-tight by fusion, so that no gas or spirit can enter or escape; as, an hermetic seal. See Note under Hermetically. Hermetic art, alchemy. Hermetic books. Books of the Egyptians, which treat of astrology. Books which treat of universal principles, of the nature and orders of celestial beings, of medicine, and other topics. Origin: F. Hermetique. See Note under Hermes, 1. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Hermetical

hermaphrodytes
hermatypic
hermeneut
hermeneutic
hermeneutic circle
hermeneutical
hermeneutically
hermeneutician
hermeneuticians
hermeneutics
hermeneuts
hermes
hermetic
hermetic seal
hermetic seals
hermetical (current term)
hermetically
hermetically sealed
hermeticism
hermeticisms
hermeticity
hermetick
hermetism
hermetisms
hermetist
hermetists
hermicity
hermit
hermit crab
hermit crabs

Literary usage of Hermetical

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Surgeon's Handbook on the Treatment of Wounded in War: Prize Essay by Friedrich von Esmarch (1878)
"hermetical sealing, aims at producing a dry scab upon a recent wound, which remains firmly adherent till cicatrisation ensues. ..."

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