inorganic Definition

  • 1not arising from natural growth or living organisms
  • 2relating to or denoting compounds that are not organic (broadly, compounds not containing carbon)

Using inorganic: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "inorganic" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The soil was so inorganic that nothing could grow in it.

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    Inorganic chemistry deals with the study of non-carbon-based compounds.

  • Example

    The plastic flowers looked inorganic and fake.

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    The company produces inorganic fertilizers for agriculture.

inorganic Synonyms and Antonyms

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Antonyms for inorganic


Summary: inorganic in Brief

The term 'inorganic' [ˌɪnɔːˈɡænɪk] refers to things that are not derived from natural growth or living organisms. It can also refer to compounds that do not contain carbon. Examples include soil that cannot support life, synthetic materials, and non-carbon-based compounds studied in inorganic chemistry.