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- adj. Of or relating to osmosis.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to, or having the property of, osmosis.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to or characterized by osmose: as, osmotic force.
- n. Same as osmogene.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to osmosis
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The reason is that these types of liquids have what is called osmotic action, meaning that they draw liquid out of mucous membranes and help shrink swelling, thereby easing discomfort.
Theoretically, however, differences in osmotic pressure, surface tension, electrical potential, and so on, offer the same possibility of developing work; and consequently any chemical process whatever that takes place
The technology is also referred to as osmotic power because it relies on osmosis - the tendency of water to move from one side of a porous divider to the other to even out the salt concentration on either side.
The new energy I learned about is called osmotic energy.
that predicts so-called osmotic power - which is generated in the salt to fresh water conversion process - could provide thousands of terawatts of baseload electricity around the globe.
Let’s make another digression to flesh out the idea of osmotic pressure, which is one of the most important forces acting in the human body.
Revenues generated by the carbon tax ($50 per ton) can finance some innovative technologies such as osmotic energy.
The appeal of The Mysteries, Abraham suggests, is that it takes "a narrative that almost everyone knows" - a group of stories embedded in us by what he calls "a kind of osmotic knowledge", and refreshes it.
Maternal colloid osmotic pressure after fetal surgery.
But then, I love Mission: Impossible, which is so devoid of AI characters it reaches out into neighboring shows and kills them by osmotic pressure.