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her·met·ic

 (hər-mĕt′ĭk) also her·met·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
adj.
1. Completely sealed, especially against the escape or entry of air.
2. Impervious to outside interference or influence: the hermetic confines of an isolated life.
3. 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.

[New Latin hermēticus, alchemical, from Medieval Latin Hermēs (Trismegistus); see Hermes Trismegistus.]

her·met′i·cal·ly adv.
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Adv.1.hermetically - in an airtight manner; "this bag is hermetically sealed"
Translations

hermetically

[hɜːˈmetɪkəlɪ] ADVherméticamente
hermetically sealedcerrado herméticamente

hermetically

[hɜːrˈmɛtɪkəli] advhermétiquement
hermetically sealed → hermétiquement fermé(e)

hermetically

advhermetisch; hermetically sealed (jar, container)hermetisch verschlossen; (fig) world, existencehermetisch abgeriegelt

hermetically

[hɜːˈmɛtɪklɪ] advermeticamente
hermetically sealed → ermeticamente chiuso/a
References in classic literature ?
This done, the hatches are replaced, and hermetically closed, like a closet walled up.
He has been eight years upon a project for extracting sunbeams out of cucumbers, which were to be put in phials hermetically sealed, and let out to warm the air in raw inclement summers.
They took the master-keys from our hands, stared at them for a moment and advised us to have new locks made, with the greatest secrecy, for the rooms, closets and presses that we might wish to have hermetically closed.
I found it in a sealed jar, that by chance, I suppose, had been really hermetically sealed.
If the window had been open or even ajar, I should think nothing of it; but, no--all was hermetically sealed.
These nuts are then hermetically sealed with a resinous gum, and the vegetable fragrance of their green rind soon imparts to the oil a delightful odour.
This idea, however simple it may now seem, escaped the police for the same reason that the breadth of the shutters escaped them - because, by the affair of the nails, their perceptions had been hermetically sealed against the possibility of the windows having ever been opened at all.
On his part the Prince waited till the doors were hermetically closed; he would not turn round to ascertain the fact, as that would have been derogatory to his dignity, but he listened with all his ears for the noise of the lock, which would promise him at least an appearance of secrecy.
She returned gliding from the bedroom hermetically sealed in her black shawl just as she had gone in, with the protruding hand holding the lighted candle and relieved my perplexity as to her morbid turn of mind by telling me something of the murder story in a strange tone of indifference even while referring to its most horrible features.
From the lowest part of my balloon, which is hermetically closed, issue two tubes a little distance apart.
This garment presented itself, I took it, and I left my ancient black smock, which, for a hermetic like myself, was far from being hermetically closed.
There we have stored vast quantities of food in hermetically sealed chambers.