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oz mo tuhk

  • a  of or relating to osmosis
    osmotic pressure

  • In a vain attempt to re-establish osmotic equilibrium in the cell, water from the intercellular spaces flows into the cell through the membrane, causing the cell to swell up and die.
  • In its osmotic effect, this viciousness of attitude poisons whatever theme the playwright may have thought he had.
  • This is osmotic rather than overt, something in the mood and tempo of his work, and not in the presence of any black characters in his plays.
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  • Stephen Fry in Times Online
    Interviewed at The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival, Fry says the realisation that he had become a celebrity "was a slow osmotic leeching into the British consciousness".

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