reverse osmosis

reverse osmosis
(chemistry) a method of producing pure water; a solvent passes through a semipermeable membrane in a direction opposite to that for natural osmosis when it is subjected to a hydrostatic pressure greater than the osmotic pressure
Topics: ↑chemistry, ↑chemical science
Hypernyms: ↑osmosis

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