Friday, April 29, 2011
Definitions for osmose
- To gradually or unconsciously assimilate some principle or object.
- To undergo osmosis.
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Citations for osmose
They set off assuming that somehow or other the information that they were on their way would osmose through the settlement or that Mme. Legrand might mention in passing that she'd asked them to come.
Not a man osmose but he hath the wit to lose his hair.
Origin of osmose
Osmose comes from the biological term osmosis, "the tendency of a fluid, usually water, to pass through a semipermeable membrane into a solution where the solvent concentration is higher, thus equalizing the concentrations of materials on either side of the membrane." Osmosis derives from endosmose, with endo- being French for "inward" and osmos meaning "push, thrust" in Greek.