Synonyms for hermetical

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Now, however, the sealing of the South was all but hermetical.

Others were making their entrance upon the great work, after the hermetical method.

His measure of usefulness became full in 1798 when the hermetical seal of death closed his bright career.

A sect of hermetical philosophers, founded in the fifteenth century, who were engaged in the study of abstruse sciences.

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c.1600 (implied in hermetically), "completely sealed," also (1630s) "dealing with occult science or alchemy," from Latin hermeticus, from Greek Hermes, god of science and art, among other things, identified by Neoplatonists, mystics, and alchemists with the Egyptian god Thoth as Hermes Trismegistos "Thrice-Great Hermes," who supposedly invented the process of making a glass tube airtight (a process in alchemy) using a secret seal.

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