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/oshˈmōsəs/
noun
1.
a process by which certain characteristics tend to pass from a less intelligent, native or long-term resident of Oshawa into a more intelligent, outsider or visitor through close contact - thus equalizing the level of intelligence on both sides of a social interaction.
2.
the process of gradual or unconscious assimilation of ideas, knowledge, etc. into a more rudimentary or less intelligent point of view. Typically occurring to more open-minded or intelligent people who are subjected to long periods of interaction with such lower-level intelligent life forms as Oshawa residents.
1. "Man, I spoke with that Shane guy from Oshawa for 30 minutes and could feel myself getting stupider by the moment. I think I just experienced oshmosis" (please take note of the ironic use of 'stupider' within this context).

2. "what she knows of inbreeding she learned not through birthright, not even through experience, but through oshmosis"
by N0n1d10t August 18, 2016
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