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osmosis British & World English

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

electro-osmosis British & World English

Osmosis under the influence of an electric field

reverse osmosis British & World English

A process by which a solvent passes through a porous membrane in the direction opposite to that for natural osmosis when subjected to a hydrostatic pressure greater than the osmotic pressure