her|met|ic|ally [həˈmetıkli US hər-] adv technical
[Date: 1600-1700; : Modern Latin; Origin: hermeticus, from Hermes Trismegistus, a magician in ancient stories who invented a way of keeping air out of containers]
hermetically sealed
very tightly closed so that air cannot get in or out
>hermetic adj

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  • Hermetically — Her*met ic*al*ly, adv. 1. In an hermetical manner; chemically. Boyle. [1913 Webster] 2. By fusion, so as to form an air tight closure. [1913 Webster] Note: A vessel or tube is hermetically sealed when it is closed completely against the passage… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hermetically — c.1600; see HERMETIC (Cf. hermetic) …   Etymology dictionary

  • hermetically — /herr met ik lee/, adv. so as to be airtight: hermetically sealed. [1595 1605; HERMETIC + ALLY] * * * …   Universalium

  • hermetically — adv. Hermetically is used with these verbs: ↑seal …   Collocations dictionary

  • hermetically — /hɜˈmɛtɪkli/ (say her metiklee) adverb so as to be airtight: hermetically sealed …   Australian English dictionary

  • hermetically — hermetic ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of a seal or closure) complete and airtight. 2) insulated or protected from outside influences. 3) esoteric or cryptic: hermetic poems. DERIVATIVES hermetically adverb hermeticism noun. ORIGIN from Latin Hermes… …   English terms dictionary

  • hermetically — adverb in an airtight manner this bag is hermetically sealed • Derived from adjective: ↑hermetic …   Useful english dictionary

  • hermetically — adverb see hermetic …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hermetically — adverb With a hermetic seal; so as to be airtight …   Wiktionary

  • hermetically — adv. in an airtight manner, in a hermetical manner …   English contemporary dictionary