[oz-mohs, os-]

verb (used without object), os·mosed, os·mos·ing.

to undergo osmosis.

verb (used with object), os·mosed, os·mos·ing.

to subject to osmosis.


Origin of osmose

First recorded in 1850–55; back formation from osmosis
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Examples from the Web for osmose

Historical Examples of osmose

  • The following interesting experiment will give you an idea of this process or force of osmose.

    The First Book of Farming

    Charles L. Goodrich

  • Osmose, the movement of fluids through membranes or thin partitions.

    The First Book of Farming

    Charles L. Goodrich

British Dictionary definitions for osmose



to undergo or cause to undergo osmosis


a former name for osmosis

Word Origin for osmose

C19 (n): abstracted from the earlier terms endosmose and exosmose; related to Greek ōsmos push
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osmose in Medicine


[ŏzmōs′, ŏs-]


To diffuse or cause to diffuse by osmosis.
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