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[hur-met-ik-lee] /hɜrˈmɛt ɪk li/
so as to be airtight:
hermetically sealed.
1595-1605; hermetic + -ally Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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  • So an expensive hermetically sealed coffin is required if embalming is rejected.
  • One answer is to use the energy to compress air, which can be squirrelled away in hermetically sealed underground caverns.
  • Scientists also designed a new hermetically sealed gondola from magnesium alloy.
  • However, the hermetically sealed box test should have negated that possibility.
  • These are so fixed that they form a chamber in which liquid can be hermetically sealed.
  • If you could hermetically seal the entire country and start from scratch, maybe you could reduce gun crime.
  • On the other hand, you don't live in a hermetically sealed container and pretend things didn't happen.
  • The first two take place within fantastically absurd, hermetically sealed worlds of the imagination.
  • In addition, the hermetically sealed metal can had the advantage of direct printing for clearer graphics.
  • Probably best for her to stay at home in a hermetically sealed environment.
Word Origin and History for hermetically

c.1600; see hermetic.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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