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diffusible

[dih-fyoo-zuh-buh l] /dɪˈfyu zə bəl/
adjective
1.
capable of being diffused.
Origin of diffusible
1775-1785
First recorded in 1775-85; diffuse + -ible
Related forms
diffusibility, diffusibleness, noun
diffusibly, adverb
nondiffusible, adjective
nondiffusibleness, noun
nondiffusibly, adverb
undiffusible, adjective
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  • It is not to be understood by this, however, that diffusibility is of no consequence in determining the rate of absorption.

    On Digestive Proteolysis R. H. Chittenden
  • Nitrate of soda also seems to increase the diffusibility of potash salts.

  • Graham studied the diffusibility of substances in solution through the parchment membrane of a simple dialyzer.

    The Chemistry of Plant Life Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
  • Here also the diffusibility of the salt was too powerful for the force brought against it.

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