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porous

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adjective po·rous \ˈpȯr-əs\

Simple Definition of porous

  • : having small holes that allow air or liquid to pass through

  • : easy to pass or get through

Full Definition of porous

  1. 1 a :  possessing or full of pores b :  containing vessels <hardwood is porous>

  2. 2 a :  permeable to fluids b :  permeable to outside influences

  3. 3 :  capable of being penetrated <porous national boundaries>

po·rous·ly adverb
po·rous·ness noun

Examples of porous

  1. The country has a porous border.

  2. <a cleaner that should not be used on porous surfaces>



14th Century

First Known Use of porous

14th century

Rhymes with porous


POROUS Defined for Kids

porous

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adjective po·rous \ˈpȯr-əs\

Definition of porous

  1. 1 :  full of small holes <porous wood>

  2. 2 :  capable of absorbing liquids <porous paper>




Medical Dictionary

porous

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adjective po·rous \ˈpōr-əs, ˈpȯr-\

Medical Definition of porous

  1. 1:  possessing or full of pores <porous bones>

  2. 2:  permeable to fluids





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