- 1(Of a seal or closure) complete and airtight: a hermetic seal that ensures perfect waterproofingMore example sentences
airtight, tight, sealed, zip-locked, vacuum-packed; watertight, waterproof
- It is also likely, as period accounts proposed, that the unusually tight hermetic seal of the four coffins and outer masonry helped to preserve the remains.
- Electroforms have been used as flexible joints, hermetic seals, electromagnetic shields, and other special functions, and have long provided designers with unusual shapes.
- The pack's hermetic seal prevents further contamination.
- 1.1Insulated or protected from outside influences: a hermetic societyMore example sentences
- Content plays a major role in Irving's music, elements drawn from outside the hermetic confines of the electronica genre.
- Outside of a fairly hermetic subculture, comic books used to be dismissed as children's fare.
- Inscrutable and hermetic on the outside, with its rugged, cork-clad walls, the Spanish pavilion conceals a luminous public plaza at its heart.
- 2 (also Hermetic) Of or relating to an ancient occult tradition encompassing alchemy, astrology, and theosophy.More example sentences
- After she resurrects him Isis performs a sexual act, impregnating herself with new life, their hawk headed son Horus, who in alchemy and Hermetic tradition appears to be identified as a Christ-anointed one.
- The Hermetic tradition, for example, frequently mixes and matches deities from different pantheons, but it does so with a deep understanding of what it's affecting and why.
- Also, the information was skewed rather heavily towards those those who're from a Hermetic background, or delved into the Western magical traditions.
- 2.1Esoteric; cryptic: obscure and hermetic poemsMore example sentences
- For the mystic, knowledge is hermetic; it is a secret revealed to only those few who have what it takes.
- The sense of heritage, of important but often barely visible poetic traditions, becomes almost theological in the depth of assumed knowledges, and hermetic in its collectivity.
- Fourteen years after his death, the followers of hermetic knowledge received a blow more devastating than anything the Inquisition could deliver to their cause.
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- The boycott by the intellectual Left had the effect of sealing France even more hermetically in her anti-American neuroses.
- The German authorities did everything to seal off the ghetto hermetically and not to allow in a single gram of food.
- Religious texts and ideologies just aren't as hermetically sealed as to allow only one interpretation.
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- Palmer's obliquity should not be misconstrued as cold blood, his hiddenness as hermeticism.
- This might be understood as a defeatist response to the ideology of ‘difficulty’ and ‘unreadability’, air-brushed by the oxygen of privacy and the pleasing ether of hermeticism.
- Hair, dirt, footprints and pawprints, trapped in the layer of wax, are testaments to the artist's process - counteracting the elegance and hermeticism that might otherwise dominate.
Pronunciation: /hərˈmetiklē, -ik(ə)lē/adverb