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v.i. pored, por•ing.
These words are both pronounced (/pɔː@r/).
A pore is a small hole in the skin of a person or animal.
If you pore over something such as a piece of writing or a map, you examine it carefully.
If you pour a liquid, you cause it to flow out of a container.
If it is pouring, it is raining very heavily.
Note that the adjective poor (/pʊə@r/) is sometimes pronounced (/pɔː@r/).
Past participle: pored
|Noun||1.||pore - any tiny hole admitting passage of a liquid (fluid or gas)|
hole - an unoccupied space
|2.||pore - any small opening in the skin or outer surface of an animal|
cutis, skin, tegument - a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch; "your skin is the largest organ of your body"
duct, epithelial duct, canal, channel - a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance; "the tear duct was obstructed"; "the alimentary canal"; "poison is released through a channel in the snake's fangs"
ostiole - a small pore especially one in the reproductive bodies of certain algae and fungi through which spores pass
|3.||pore - a minute epidermal pore in a leaf or stem through which gases and water vapor can pass|
aperture - a natural opening in something
germ pore - a pore in the outer wall of a spore or pollen grain through which the germ tube or pollen tube makes its exit on germination
hydathode, water pore, water stoma - a pore that exudes water on the surface or margin of a leaf of higher plants
lenticel - one of many raised pores on the stems of woody plants that allow the interchange of gas between the atmosphere and the interior tissue
|Verb||1.||pore - direct one's attention on something; "Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies"|
engross, engulf, steep, soak up, immerse, absorb, plunge - devote (oneself) fully to; "He immersed himself into his studies"
cerebrate, cogitate, think - use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments; "I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere"
rivet - hold (someone's attention); "The discovery of the skull riveted the paleontologists"
recall - cause one's (or someone else's) thoughts or attention to return from a reverie or digression; "She was recalled by a loud laugh"
think - focus one's attention on a certain state; "Think big"; "think thin"
zoom in - examine closely; focus one's attention on; "He zoomed in on the book"