osmose[äs′mōs′, äz′-; äs mōs′, äz-]
- Osmose is defined as to pass by as if through osmosis, when molecules move from a less concentrated side pass through a semi permeable membrane into a more concentrated side until the concentration is even.
When molecules go through the process of osmosis, this is an example of a situation where they osmose.
intr. & tr.v.os·mosed, os·mos·ing, os·mos·es
Origin of osmoseBack-formation from osmosis.
(third-person singular simple present osmoses, present participle osmosing, simple past and past participle osmosed)
- (intransitive) To diffuse by osmosis.
- To cause to diffuse by osmosis.
Back-formation from osmosis.