verb[no object] literary
Pass by or as if by osmosis: publishing companies osmose like amoebae into ever larger conglomerates
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- Partly because this is Found Music from adulthood, not evocative Music osmosed from childhood.
- It didn't make you wet - it blindly ignored your clothes, especially the waterproof ones, and osmosed directly through your skin into your flesh.
- Generally the baddies followed you through the tunnels that you dug, but sometimes they'd just osmose through the dirt straight at you, causing much panic.
Mid 19th century (as a noun in the sense 'osmosis'): from the element common to endosmose and exosmose.
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