a : possessing or full of pores
b : containing vessels <hardwood is porous>
a : permeable to fluids
b : permeable to outside influences
: capable of being penetrated <porous national boundaries>
— po·rous·ly adverb
— po·rous·ness noun
Examples of POROUS
- The country has a porous border.
- <a cleaner that should not be used on porous surfaces>
First Known Use of POROUS
po·rous adjective \ˈpōr-əs, ˈpȯr-\ (Medical Dictionary)
: possessing or full of pores <porous bones>
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