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osmosis

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Chemistry, Hard science
osmosisos‧mo‧sis /ɒzˈməʊsɪs $ ɑːzˈmoʊ-/ noun [uncountable]  1 LEARNif you learn facts or understand ideas by osmosis, you gradually learn them by hearing them oftenby osmosis Children learn new languages by osmosis. He seems to absorb information through a process of osmosis.2 technicalHC the gradual process of liquid passing through a membraneosmotic /ɒzˈmɒtɪk $ ɑːzˈmɑː-/ adjective
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osmosisAnd somehow-not solely by osmosis, either-we began acquiring that degree of skill and energy and initiative of quick intelligence.Alan Strachan seems to achieve what he wants by osmosis.Linguistic experts have found that part of it is a matter of drill and part a process more like osmosis.This process is known as reverse osmosis.They will die quicker than you can say reverse osmosis.When red blood cells are put into water, they swell and burst due to osmosis.
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