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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"
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Translations

hermetically

[hɜːˈmetɪkəlɪ] ADVherméticamente
hermetically sealedcerrado herméticamente
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

hermetically

[hɜːrˈmɛtɪkəli] advhermétiquement
hermetically sealed → hermétiquement fermé(e)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

hermetically

advhermetisch; hermetically sealed (jar, container)hermetisch verschlossen; (fig) world, existencehermetisch abgeriegelt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

hermetically

[hɜːˈmɛtɪklɪ] advermeticamente
hermetically sealed → ermeticamente chiuso/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
This was hermetically closed by a plate of aluminum, fastened internally by powerful screw-pressure.
"We raced like madmen along the two galleries; we visited doors and windows--they were closed, hermetically closed.
This done, the hatches are replaced, and hermetically closed, like a closet walled up.
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.
From the lowest part of my balloon, which is hermetically closed, issue two tubes a little distance apart.
Other plates, closely fitted, covered the lenticular glasses, and the travelers, hermetically enclosed in their metal prison, were plunged in profound darkness.
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.
All the broad and spacious corridors of his mind were closed and hermetically sealed.
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.