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a process for separating gases or vapors of different molecular weights by transmission through a porous substance.
Historical Examples

By this means (“atmolysis”) he was enabled partially to separate oxygen from air.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 3 Various

noun (pl) -ses (-ˌsiːz)
a method of separating gases that depends on their differential rates of diffusion through a porous substance


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