from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To diffuse or cause to diffuse by osmosis.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To diffuse by osmosis.
- v. To cause to diffuse by osmosis.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The tendency in fluids to mix, or become equably diffused, when in contact. Same as osmosis, which see.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The impulse or tendency of fluids to pass through porous partitions and mix or become diffused through each other; the phenomena attending the passage of fluids, whether liquids or gases, through a porous septum.
- To diffuse through a septum, as in osmosis; exhibit osmosis.
Back-formation from osmosis.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Back-formation from osmosis. (Wiktionary)