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 for nonmetallic
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Nonmetallic \Non`me*tal"lic\, a.
     1. Not metallic.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Chem.) Resembling, or possessing the properties of, a
        nonmetal or metalloid; as, sulphur is a nonmetallic
        element.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  nonmetallic
      adj 1: not containing or resembling or characteristic of a
             metal; "nonmetallic elements" [syn: nonmetallic,
             nonmetal] [ant: metal(a), metallic]

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