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See also: abiòtic
abiotic (not comparable)
- Nonliving, inanimate, characterised by the absence of life; of inorganic matter. [Mid 20th century.]
- Tending to inhibit or destroy life; antibiotic; incompatible with life. [Mid 20th century.]
Of inorganic matter
- “abiotic” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, →ISBN, page 4.