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  • adv. With a hermetic seal; so as to be airtight.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In an hermetical manner; chemically.
  • adv. By fusion, so as to form an air-tight closure.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • According to the Hermetic books; agreeably with Hermetic philosophy; esoterically; secretly.
  • In a hermetic manner; chemically; specifically, by means of fusion: as, a vessel hermetically sealed or closed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in an airtight manner


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  • But he goes back to use the word "hermetically" which, of course, makes him sound real smart) The point is when you try to hermetically seal them, that makes your potential supporters who agree with your ethics, nervous.

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