non·​po·​rous | \ ˌnän-ˈpȯr-əs How to pronounce nonporous (audio) \

Definition of nonporous

: not porous nonporous surfaces nonporous rock nonporous wood

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Their bathtubs and wall surrounds are nonporous, easy to maintain and resistant to the wear-and-tear of everyday use. Stepfanie Romine,, "Remodel your bathroom — for less money, with less mess and in less time," 10 June 2019 Both have nonporous surfaces that are impervious to staining and easy to clean. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "Your Quick and Dirty Guide to Tiling a Kitchen Backsplash," 26 Apr. 2019 Quartz composite Quartz composite sinks are made from 80 percent stone powder and 20 percent acrylic for an extremely durable, completely nonporous surface. Jessica Dailey, Good Housekeeping, "Sinks," 11 Feb. 2019 The hard, nonporous surface is good for grinding, won’t absorb or transfer odors, and is easy to clean. Francine Maroukian, Popular Mechanics, "How Herbs and Spices Can Make You Cook Like a Pro," 13 Nov. 2018 Go for hard, nonporous woods that won't draw moisture out of cheese. Becky Krystal, charlotteobserver, "How to build the ultimate cheese board," 5 June 2018 Clean nonporous cooking and eating utensils, food equipment, food contact surfaces, and kitchen cleaning items with hot, sudsy water and rinse them in clear hot water. Diane Mason,, "Flood waters may contaminate foods," 20 Feb. 2018 Slate, on the other hand, is nonporous and virtually maintenance free. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Countertop Materials," 2 May 2017 With the company portraying his masses of workers, Hades leads them through a song celebrating the importance of a nonporous border. Charles Isherwood, New York Times, "Review: ‘Hadestown’ Reanimates a Well-Known Myth," 23 May 2016

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First Known Use of nonporous

1857, in the meaning defined above

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