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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Recent Examples on the Web The nonporous recycled polyester lining doesn’t keep odors and is easy to clean. Kelsey Lindsey, Outside Online, 27 May 2022 Dog urine can also wreak havoc on hardscapes such as decks and garden paths, so, if possible, choose nonporous materials that won’t stain or absorb liquids and odors. Washington Post, 4 May 2022 These are made with nonporous glass that won’t absorb odors, stain or warp. Chris Hachey, BGR, 25 June 2021 Whether the mold is on porous or nonporous surfaces, probably the most important aspect of cleanup is preventing the mold from reappearing. Washington Post, 19 Nov. 2021 Like granite, quartzite should be resealed annually to maintain its nonporous surface. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 29 Nov. 2021 The zinc countertop is nonporous, naturally antibacterial, and will patinate in time. Victoria Hagan And David Colman, House Beautiful, 22 Sep. 2021 They're usually built of clay or nonporous soil and are wider at the bottom, narrower at the top. USA Today, 30 Aug. 2021 This five-piece Ahimsa set, made of stainless steel, is plastic-free, durable and nonporous to prevent stains and bacteria growth. Lexie Sachs, Good Housekeeping, 17 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of nonporous

1857, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonporous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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