- to undergo osmosis.
- to subject to osmosis.
Origin of osmose
First recorded in 1850–55; back formation from osmosis
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Osmose, the movement of fluids through membranes or thin partitions.
- to undergo or cause to undergo osmosis
- a former name for osmosis
C19 (n): abstracted from the earlier terms endosmose and exosmose; related to Greek ōsmos push
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- To diffuse or cause to diffuse by osmosis.
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