nonporous

adjective

non·​po·​rous ˌnän-ˈpȯr-əs How to pronounce nonporous (audio)
: not porous
nonporous surfaces
nonporous rock
nonporous wood

Examples of nonporous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Porcelain is a type of ceramic with a glazed, nonporous surface that is generally dishwasher- and microwave-safe. Samantha MacAvoy, Good Housekeeping, 30 Aug. 2023 Enter ceramic, the most nonporous (and therefore stain resistant) option on this list. Alyssa Longobucco, House Beautiful, 29 July 2023 These pots and pans have a slick, nonporous chemical coating along the inside that creates a nonreactive surface that keeps food from sticking. Madison Yauger, Peoplemag, 13 July 2023 Most Durable Fiberglass pools have a nonporous gel top coat that can't rip, tear, bunch up, or crack like vinyl or concrete. Kate McGregor, House Beautiful, 5 May 2023 These are all fine for hard, nonporous surfaces, such as the display, keyboard, or other exterior surfaces. Jennifer Jolly, USA TODAY, 11 Apr. 2023 The sturdy section base keeps the ice crusher in place on smooth, nonporous surfaces. Chris Hachey, BGR, 9 June 2021 However, ease of cleaning was a top-scoring metric, as the aluminum chestpiece is smooth and nonporous. Lindsay Modglin, Verywell Health, 1 Mar. 2023 Hard glossy plastic is OK for parts that don't touch your genitals, but platinum silicone is medical grade, nonporous, easy to clean, and body-safe. Jaina Grey, WIRED, 9 Feb. 2023 See More

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'nonporous.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1857, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonporous was in 1857

Dictionary Entries Near nonporous

Cite this Entry

“Nonporous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonporous. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

More from Merriam-Webster on nonporous

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!