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atmolysis

[at-mol-uh-sis]
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noun, plural at·mol·y·ses [at-mol-uh-seez] /ætˈmɒl əˌsiz/.
  1. a process for separating gases or vapors of different molecular weights by transmission through a porous substance.
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Origin of atmolysis

First recorded in 1865–70; atmo- + -lysis
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  • By this means (“atmolysis”) he was enabled partially to separate oxygen from air.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 3

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British Dictionary definitions for atmolysis

atmolysis

noun plural -ses (-ˌsiːz)
  1. a method of separating gases that depends on their differential rates of diffusion through a porous substance
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