- Hermetically Her*met"ic*al*ly, adv.
1. In an hermetical manner; chemically. --Boyle.
Note: A vessel or tube is hermetically sealed when it is closed completely against the passage of air or other fluid by fusing the extremity; -- sometimes less properly applied to any air-tight closure. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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hermetically — c.1600; see HERMETIC (Cf. hermetic) … Etymology dictionary
hermetically — /herr met ik lee/, adv. so as to be airtight: hermetically sealed. [1595 1605; HERMETIC + ALLY] * * * … Universalium
hermetically — adv. Hermetically is used with these verbs: ↑seal … Collocations dictionary
hermetically — her|met|ic|ally [həˈmetıkli US hər ] adv technical [Date: 1600 1700; : Modern Latin; Origin: hermeticus, from Hermes Trismegistus, a magician in ancient stories who invented a way of keeping air out of containers] hermetically sealed very tightly … Dictionary of contemporary English
hermetically — /hɜˈmɛtɪkli/ (say her metiklee) adverb so as to be airtight: hermetically sealed … Australian English dictionary
hermetically — hermetic ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of a seal or closure) complete and airtight. 2) insulated or protected from outside influences. 3) esoteric or cryptic: hermetic poems. DERIVATIVES hermetically adverb hermeticism noun. ORIGIN from Latin Hermes… … English terms dictionary
hermetically — adverb in an airtight manner this bag is hermetically sealed • Derived from adjective: ↑hermetic … Useful english dictionary
hermetically — adverb see hermetic … New Collegiate Dictionary
hermetically — adverb With a hermetic seal; so as to be airtight … Wiktionary
hermetically — adv. in an airtight manner, in a hermetical manner … English contemporary dictionary