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osmose

[oz-mohs, os-]
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verb (used without object), os·mosed, os·mos·ing.
  1. to undergo osmosis.
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verb (used with object), os·mosed, os·mos·ing.
  1. to subject to osmosis.
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noun
  1. osmosis.
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Origin of osmose

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

Historical Examples

  • 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

osmose

verb
  1. to undergo or cause to undergo osmosis
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noun
  1. a former name for osmosis
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Word Origin

C19 (n): abstracted from the earlier terms endosmose and exosmose; related to Greek ōsmos push
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

osmose in Medicine

osmose

(ŏzmōs′, ŏs-)
v.
  1. To diffuse or cause to diffuse by osmosis.
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