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[awr-gan-ik-lee] /ɔrˈgæn ɪk li/
in an organic manner.
by or with organs.
with reference to organic structure.
1675-85; organic + -al1 + -ly
Related forms
hyperorganically, adverb
nonorganically, adverb
preorganically, adverb
pseudoorganically, adverb
quasi-organically, adverb
semiorganically, adverb
suborganically, adverb
unorganically, adverb Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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  • Goodness knows, they're certainly not reading widely enough to acquire a large working vocabulary organically.
  • In this new environment, startups can grow organically.
  • Marigolds and sunflowers are good choices as they are relatively easy to grow organically and tend to attract lots of bees.
  • Our rights to honestly, organically grown food are being taken from us by the day.
  • Try organically grown coffee or coca leaf tea powder.
  • To become the world's largest retailer, you can try to grow organically or make acquisitions.
  • Buying growth from outside, rather than generating it organically, may be the easiest option.
  • Making a green conversation happen organically at a game is a pretty good trick.
  • Neither willful nor contrived, it seems to emerge organically from the task it is meant to perform.
  • organically grown food is food grown and processed using no synthetic fertilizers or pesticides.
Word Origin and History for organically

1680s in reference to bodily organs; 1862 in reference to living beings; 1841 as "as part of an organized whole;" from organic. From 1971 as "without the use of pesticides, etc."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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