Definitions for osmoseˈɒz moʊs, ˈɒs-
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
os•moseˈɒz moʊs, ˈɒs-(v.; n.)-mosed, -mos•ing
(v.i.)to undergo osmosis.
(v.t.)to subject to osmosis.
Ref: osmosis .
Origin of osmose:
1850–55; back formation from osmosis
To diffuse by osmosis.
To cause to diffuse by osmosis.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
. If two liquids be separated from each other only by a skin or parchment, each will percolate through the membrane and diffuse into the other; the process is known as osmose, and is constantly illustrated in the animal and vegetable world.