Definitions for abioticˌeɪ baɪˈɒt ɪk, ˌæb i-
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a•bi•ot•icˌeɪ baɪˈɒt ɪk, ˌæb i-(adj.)
of or characterized by the absence of life or living organisms.
Origin of abiotic:
Nonliving, inanimate, characterised by the absence of life; of inorganic matter.
tending to inhibit or destroy life; antibiotic.
Origin: * First attested in 1874.