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1pore

verb \ˈpr\
poredpor·ing

Definition of PORE

intransitive verb
1
:  to gaze intently
2
:  to read or study attentively —usually used with over
3
:  to reflect or meditate steadily

Origin of PORE

Middle English pouren
First Known Use: 13th century

2pore

noun

: a very small opening on the surface of your skin that liquid comes out through when you sweat

: a small opening on the surface of a plant, a rock, etc.

Full Definition of PORE

1
:  a minute opening especially in an animal or plant; especially :  one by which matter passes through a membrane
2
:  a small interstice (as in soil) admitting absorption or passage of liquid
pored adjective

Origin of PORE

Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin porus, from Greek poros passage, pore — more at fare
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Biology Terms

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PORING Defined for Kids

1pore

verb \ˈpr\
poredpor·ing

Definition of PORE for Kids

:  to read with great attention :  study <I pored over my book.>

2pore

noun

Definition of PORE for Kids

:  a tiny opening (as in the skin)
Medical Dictionary

pore

noun \ˈpō(ə)r, ˈp(ə)r\

Medical Definition of PORE

:  a minute opening especially in an animal or plant; especially :  one by which matter passes through a membrane

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