[ oz-mohs, os- ]
/ ˈɒz moʊs, ˈɒs- /
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.
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Origin of osmose
First recorded in 1850–55; back formation from osmosis
Words nearby osmose
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British Dictionary definitions for osmose
/ (ˈɒzməʊs, -məʊz, ˈɒs-) /
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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Medical definitions for osmose
[ ŏz′mōs′, ŏs′- ]
To diffuse or cause to diffuse by osmosis.
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