Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • By osmosis; diffusively.

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  • adverb In an osmotic manner
  • adverb With regard to osmosis

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb by means of osmosis

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Examples

  • I don’t know about influence - it seems to happen osmotically throughout a whole life.

    Helen Garner - An interview with author

  • I don’t know about influence - it seems to happen osmotically throughout a whole life.

    Helen Garner - An interview with author

  • I see my fingers hit the keys as I'm writing you and my teeth are gnashing on this Peppermint Sugarless and the chemical swells are osmotically becoming in my mouth, yet still, even with this ineptly delivered buzz — more like a fleeting cessation of pain — my being is completely filled with the absence of you.

    Dear Mr. Cigarette

  • Sodium Chloride Since soft lenses are liquid permeable, you want to make sure that your cleaning fluids are as osmotically close to tears as possible.

    What's Inside: Bausch and Lomb ReNu

  • I have tremendous respect for writers and non-writers, for that matter who can tell a story effectively, whether through some osmotically internalized skill or because they consciously taught themselves to do so.

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  • I 'choke' if I think too much about what the market wants when writing pbs, but I've read a lot of picture books over the years and I hope I've absorbed enough 'osmotically' to instinctively come up with the right tone, word length etc...

    Cloudy with a Chance of Meaningless Terminology

  • I have tremendous respect for writers and non-writers, for that matter who can tell a story effectively, whether through some osmotically internalized skill or because they consciously taught themselves to do so.

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  • Why can't that concept osmotically transfer through the wall?

    Up On The Roof

  • That Obama was somehow osmotically or otherwise influenced by Weatherman activities before he hit his teens?

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  • The symptoms occur when undigested lactose passes to the large intestine, where it serves as a fermentable substrate for the microbiota and osmotically increases the flow of water into the lumen.

    A Serious Look at Lactose Intolerance

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