with an airtight seal; orig., sealed by chemists' methods
Bread is best kept hermetically sealed.
1692; fr. Hermes, first chemist
The debates certainly would never have been this hermetically sealed and antiseptic.
Then quite suddenly, the hermetically sealed bubble around Castro was punctured.
For JPMorgan Chase, the Bernie Madoff stench can no longer be hermetically sealed.
The whole house was locked and barred; "hermetically sealed," says "L'Abeille" of the next morning.
The atmosphere was getting dense, for every opening was hermetically sealed.
Do they commit suicide in despair, or wrench open tight drawers and cupboards and hermetically sealed bottles for practice?
I was almost like a boiler, filled with steam and hermetically sealed.
The sides and sash of the window were then hermetically sealed; the register of the fireplace was closed, and sealed also.
I was almost like a boiler filled with steam and hermetically sealed.
Then issuing from the tube, they ranged themselves around it, while its opening was hermetically sealed.