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nonmetallic

[non-muh-tal-ik] /ˌnɒn məˈtæl ɪk/
adjective, Chemistry
1.
of or relating to a nonmetal.
2.
not of a metallic quality:
a nonmetallic appearance.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15; non- + metallic
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  • When working with herbs, be sure to use nonmetallic utensils and containers.
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  • Permit required of all nonmetallic mining site operators unless specifically exempted.
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British Dictionary definitions for nonmetallic

nonmetallic

/ˌnɒnmɪˈtælɪk/
adjective
1.
not of metal
2.
of, concerned with, or being a nonmetal
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