- osmosis (n.)
- 1867, Latinized from osmose (1854), shortened from endosmosis (1830s), from endosmose "inward passage of a fluid through a porous septum" (1829), from French endo- "inward" + Greek osmos "a thrusting, a pushing," from stem of othein "to push, to thrust," from PIE *wedhe- "to push, strike" (cognates: Sanskrit vadhati "pushes, strikes, destroys," Avestan vadaya- "to repulse"). Figurative sense is from 1900. Related: Osmotic (1854, from earlier endosmotic).
- 1. Water passes into the roots of a plant by osmosis.
- 2. She allowed her life to be absorbed by his, taking on as if by osmosis his likes and dislikes.
- 3. Children seem to learn about computers by osmosis.
- 4. The membrane process is usually accomplished by either electrodialysis or reverse osmosis.
- 5. If we put the salt water under pressure, we achieve reverse osmosis.
- 如果我们给盐水加压, 就可以实现“逆向渗透”.
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