The definition of hermetic is something completely sealed or airtight.
A container that has been fused shut is an example of a hermetic container.
- [usuallyH-] of or derived from Hermes Trismegistus and his lore
- magical; alchemic
- hard to understand; obscure
Origin of hermeticfrom use in alchemyalso her·met′i·cal
- completely sealed by fusion, soldering, etc. so as to keep air or gas from getting in or out; airtight
- protected from, cut off from, or impervious to outside influences
Origin of hermeticModern Latin hermeticus from Classical Latin Hermes from Classical Greek Herm?s (trismegistos)
- Completely sealed, especially against the escape or entry of air.
- Impervious to outside interference or influence: the hermetic confines of an isolated life.
- often Hermetic a. Mythology Of or relating to Hermes Trismegistus or the works ascribed to him.b. Having to do with the occult sciences, especially alchemy; magical.
Origin of hermeticNew Latin hermēticus alchemical from Medieval Latin Hermēs (Trismegistus) ; see Hermes Trismegistus .
(comparative more hermetic, superlative most hermetic)