osmose(redirected from osmosed)
Also found in: Medical.
intr. & tr.v. os·mosed, os·mos·ing, os·mos·es
To diffuse or cause to diffuse by osmosis.
[Back-formation from osmosis.]
osmose(ˈɒzməʊs; -məʊz; ˈɒs-)
1. (Chemistry) to undergo or cause to undergo osmosis
2. (Biology) to undergo or cause to undergo osmosis
3. (Chemistry) to undergo or cause to undergo osmosis
[C19 (n): abstracted from the earlier terms endosmose and exosmose; related to Greek ōsmos push]
os•mose(ˈɒz moʊs, ˈɒs-)
v. -mosed, -mos•ing,
1. to undergo osmosis.v.t.
2. to subject to osmosis.n.
[1850–55; back formation from osmosis]
Past participle: osmosed