The water level rises on the side containing more sugar molecules by passing through the semipermeable membrane.
An example of semipermeable is a selectively permeable membrane.
- Partially permeable.
- Allowing passage of certain, especially small, molecules or ions but acting as a barrier to others. Used of biological and synthetic membranes.
(comparative more semipermeable, superlative most semipermeable)
- Permeable to some things and not to others, as a cell membrane which allows some molecules through but blocks others substances.