Atmolysis

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Atmolysis (Chem) The act or process of separating mingled gases of unequal diffusibility by transmission through porous substances. See also gaseous diffusion.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n atmolysis A method of separating mixed gases or vapors of unequal diffusibility by confining the mixture in a vessel of porous material, such as graphite, placed in a vacuum. See atmolyzer. This method was first made known in 1863 by its discoverer, Professor T. Graham, master of the English mint.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Atmolysis at-mol′i-sis a method of separating a mixture of gases by taking advantage of their different rates of passage through a porous septum.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. vapor + a loosing, to loose
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. atmos, vapour, and lysis, loosing—lyein, to loose.

Usage

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Associated Words: atmology, atmolysis, atomize, atomization, exhale, emanate.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
By this means ("atmolysis") he was enabled partially to separate oxygen from air.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 3" by Various
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