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osmose Syllabification: os·mose
Pronunciation: /ˌäzmōs/

Definition of osmose in English:


[no object] rare
Pass by or as if by osmosis.
Example sentences
  • 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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