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noun as in absorption

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The relationships he builds with his teammates, the respect he garners, the joy he has in playing, it’s like osmosis.

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This plant harnessed osmosis to generate a humble 2 to 4 kilowatts, enough to power a couple of kitchen appliances.

Osmotic power takes advantage of osmosis, the movement of water through a semipermeable membrane.

Rittri now heads up Bluewater, a water purification products company that uses patented osmosis technology to enable local purification of water with the goal of eliminating the need for plastic and long-distance transport.

According to Hestekin, the nephron could be combined with ultrafiltration, nanofiltration, or reverse osmosis systems and integrated into an artificial kidney.

A reverse osmosis plant on an adjacent plot of land desalinates and purifies up to 1.25 million gallons of water daily.

And through basic cultural osmosis you learned its broad outlines: woman, travel, freeing of spirit, yoga.

Any winery that possesses a reverse-osmosis machine—usually used to remove alcohol from wine—can create their own concentrates.

In simple animals, as the sponge and hydra, no such organs are needed, the fluid food passing from cell to cell by osmosis.

No breathing organs are seen, because osmosis of oxygen and carbon dioxide may take place anywhere through the cell membrane.

The cell absorbs oxygen from the water by osmosis through its delicate membrane, giving up carbon dioxide in return.

Nourishment passes through them by a simple process of osmosis.

Non-osmosis of non-digested foods, comparison between osmosable qualities of starch and grape sugar.


On this page you'll find 6 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to osmosis, such as: assimilation, diffusion, and passage.

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