[ adjective ] (chemistry) relating or belonging to the class of chemical compounds having a carbon basis
"hydrocarbons are organic compounds"
Used in print(Organic Gardening and Farming,...)
As a substitute for this , organic fertilizer dissolved in water to half the strength in the directions , may be used .(Jay C. Harris and John R. Van Wazer, "Detergent...)
These widely advertised products , which are used primarily for washing clothes , are based on high-sudsing , synthetic organic actives ( sodium alkylbenzenesulfonates ) and contain up_to 50 % by weight of sodium_tripolyphosphate or a mixture of sodium_tripolyphosphate and tetrasodium_pyrophosphate .
Exclusive of esthetic values , such_as high - or low foam level , perfume content , etc. , the requirements for the organic active used in washing textiles are high .
No matter how they are formulated , a large_number of organic actives are simply not suitable for this application , since they do not give adequate soil removal .
In hard surface cleaning , the inorganic salts are more important than the organic active .
[ adjective ] of or relating to or derived from living organisms
Used in print(William S. Haymond, "Is Distance an Original...)
The authors insist , however , that these abnormalities in the sense_of_touch were due absolutely to no organic disorders in that sense faculty but rather to the injuries which the patient had sustained to the sense of sight .
[ adjective ] simple and healthful and close to nature
"an organic lifestyle"