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Osmosis meaning
[oz-moh-sis, os-]
Definitions of osmosis is:
  • noun osmosis
    Physical Chemistry, Cell Biology. the tendency of a fluid, usually water, to pass through a semipermeable membrane into a solution where the solvent concentration is higher, thus equalizing the concentrations of materials on either side of the membrane. the diffusion of fluids through membranes or porous partitions. Compare endosmosis, exosmosis.
  • noun osmosis
    a subtle or gradual absorption or mingling: He never studies but seems to learn by osmosis.
  • noun osmosis
    A process by which molecules of a solvent tend to pass through a semipermeable membrane from a less concentrated solution into a more concentrated one, thus equalizing the concentrations on each side of the membrane.