organic

If you take up organic farming, be sure to use organic fertilizer, not some artificial chemical. Organic describes things that are natural or related to nature.

In common usage, organic is used to mean “healthful” or “close to nature.” It can also describe foods grown without artificial pesticides or fertilizers. In other uses, organic refers to living things or material that comes from living things. In a more medical sense, organic means “relating to the organs of the body,” and in a legal sense, organic describes something that is central to an organization or a government.

Primary Meanings of organic

1.
adj
being or relating to or derived from or having properties characteristic of living organisms
2.
adjn
of or relating to foodstuff grown or raised without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides or hormones
a fertilizer that is derived from animal or vegetable matter
Full Definitions of organic
1

adj being or relating to or derived from or having properties characteristic of living organisms

organic life”
organic growth”
organic remains found in rock”
Synonyms:
integrated, structured
resembling a living organism in organization or development
nonsynthetic
involving or derived from living organisms; free from chemical treatments or additives
Antonyms:
inorganic
lacking the properties characteristic of living organisms
amorphous, unstructured
lacking the system or structure characteristic of living bodies
artificial
not arising from natural growth or characterized by vital processes
mineral
composed of matter other than plant or animal
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adj relating or belonging to the class of chemical compounds having a carbon basis

“hydrocarbons are organic compounds”
Antonyms:
inorganic
relating or belonging to the class of compounds not having a carbon basis

adj involving or affecting physiology or bodily organs

“an organic disease”
Antonyms:
functional
involving or affecting function rather than physiology

adj constitutional in the structure of something (especially your physical makeup)

Synonyms:
constituent, constitutional, constitutive
essential
basic and fundamental
2

adj of or relating to foodstuff grown or raised without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides or hormones

organic eggs”
organic vegetables”
organic chicken”
Synonyms:
wholesome
conducive to or characteristic of physical or moral well-being

adj simple and healthful and close to nature

“an organic lifestyle”
Synonyms:
healthful
conducive to good health of body or mind

n a fertilizer that is derived from animal or vegetable matter

Synonyms:
organic fertiliser, organic fertilizer
Types:
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bonemeal
fertilizer made of ground bones
neem cake
residue after oil is pressed from neem seeds
manure
any animal or plant material used to fertilize land especially animal excreta usually with litter material
fish meal
ground dried fish used as fertilizer and as feed for domestic livestock
guano
the excrement of sea birds or bats; used as fertilizer
chicken manure
chicken excreta used as fertilizer
cow manure
cow excreta used as fertilizer
green manure
a growing crop that is plowed under to enrich soil
horse manure
horse excreta used as fertilizer
night soil
human excreta used as fertilizer
Type of:
fertiliser, fertilizer, plant food
any substance such as manure or a mixture of nitrates used to make soil more fertile

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