a process for separating gases or vapors of different molecular weights by transmission through a porous substance.
By this means (“atmolysis”) he was enabled partially to separate oxygen from air.
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noun (pl) -ses (-ˌsiːz)
a method of separating gases that depends on their differential rates of diffusion through a porous substance
the science of measuring the rate at which water evaporates.
(of a chemical element in the earth) having an affinity for the atmosphere, as neon or helium. an atmophile element.
- Atmos clock
a brand of self-winding clock utilizing variations of temperature acting on a mercury thermometer to create an imbalance within the winding drum.
atmos. atmosphere atmospheric