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po·rous

 (pôr′əs)
adj.
1. Admitting the passage of gas or liquid through pores or interstices.
2. Easily crossed or penetrated: a porous border.

[Middle English, from Old French poreux, poros, from Medieval Latin porōsus, from Latin porus, passage; see pore2.]

po′rous·ly adv.
po′rous·ness n.
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porous

(ˈpɔːrəs)
adj
1. permeable to water, air, or other fluids
2. (Geological Science) biology geology having pores; poriferous
3. easy to cross or penetrate: the porous border into Thailand; the most porous defence in the league.
[C14: from Medieval Latin porōsus, from Late Latin porus pore2]
ˈporously adv
ˈporousness n
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po•rous

(ˈpɔr əs, ˈpoʊr-)

adj.
1. permeable by water, air, etc.
2. full of pores.
[1350–1400; Middle English, variant of porose < Medieval Latin porōsus. See pore2, -ous]
po′rous•ly, adv.
po′rous•ness, n.
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po·rous

(pôr′əs)
Having many pores or other small spaces that allow a gas or liquid to pass through.

porosity (pə-rŏs′ĭ-tē) noun
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porous

Able to allow the passage of water, air, or other fluids.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.porous - able to absorb fluids; "the partly porous walls of our digestive system"; "compacting the soil to make it less porous"
permeable - allowing fluids or gases to pass or diffuse through; "permeable membranes"; "rock that is permeable by water"
2.porous - full of pores or vessels or holes
nonporous - not porous; especially not having vessels that appear as pores; "nonporous wood"
3.porous - allowing passage in and out; "our unfenced and largely unpoliced border inevitably has been very porous"
leaky - permitting the unwanted passage of fluids or gases ; "a leaky roof"; "a leaky defense system"
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porous

adjective permeable, absorbent, spongy, absorptive, penetrable, pervious The local limestone is extremely porous.
impenetrable, impervious, impermeable, nonporous
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Translations
ذو مَسام
poréznípropustný
huokoinen
lyukacsos
gljúpur
priepustný
porös
gözenekli

porous

[ˈpɔːrəs] ADJporoso
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porous

[ˈpɔːrəs] adjporeux/euse
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porous

adj
rock, substanceporös; skinporig
border, defencedurchlässig
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porous

[ˈpɔːrəs] adjporoso/a
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pore1

(poː) noun
a tiny hole, especially of a sweat gland in the skin.
ˈporous adjective
allowing liquid to pass through. porous clay.
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po·rous

a. poroso-a, permeable.
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But the soul that ascends to worship the great God is plain and true; has no rose-color, no fine friends, no chivalry, no adventures; does not want admiration; dwells in the hour that now is, in the earnest experience of the common day,--by reason of the present moment and the mere trifle having become porous to thought and bibulous of the sea of light.
He moved to the end of the veranda to refill the heavy, porous clay water-jug from the filter.
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