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.
a solution of nitrate of soda, and afterwards dried slowly, claiming that the salt crystallises in the fibre, or enters by the action termed osmose, and opens up the fibre to the action of the acid.
Yeah, I grew up in a household of nurses stepmom ER, dad OR; you osmose a thing or two.
Part (but certainly not all; maybe not even most) of this phenomenon is simply blogospheric hubris, the desire to have some of Westhusing's intellectualism, honor, and courage osmose to us from the comfort of our keyboards.
Bilgewater sloshed around his ankles, creeping under his nanoskin faster than the skin could re-osmose it; the night hung against him hot and sweaty as a giant hand.
Somehow I managed to osmose context and embarrass them very seldom (though I recall one blue moment with my grandmother that embarrassed * me* in the end).
Japanese fabric researchers figure out how to embed your dialy dose of vitamin C in your t-shirt, whence it will osmose into your bloodstream.
A converted porch, actually; what had been an airy addition to the house back when it allowed people to osmose to the outdoors through screens, now dark and stuffy.
In them there are these differences from the above process: the contents of the male cell, represented by the pollen, are not differentiated into spermatozoids, and there is no actual contact between the contents of the pollen tube and the germinal vesicle, but according to Strashurger, there is a transference of the substance of the nucleus of the pollen cell to that of the germinal vesicle by osmose.
The moisture gets into the root hairs by a process called osmose.
= -- This process of osmose may also be shown as follows