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 Engineers are figuring out how to mine the heat in the nonporous rock beneath the surface. Arkansas Online, "OPINION | DAVID BROOKS: The coming technology boom," 14 Feb. 2021 Engineers are figuring out how to mine the heat in the nonporous rock beneath the surface. David Brooks, Star Tribune, "The coming technology boom," 12 Feb. 2021 Some common nonporous materials include silicone, glass, and metal (such as gold or stainless steel). Anna Borges, SELF, "How to Use a Dildo Solo or With a Partner," 2 Jan. 2021 For the most part, Parker drew the series on Yupo, an erasable, nonporous paper made from polypropylene. Sarah Bonnette | Contributing Writer,, "Mary Jane Parker's art opens Fall for Art in Covington," 5 Oct. 2020 Slate, on the other hand, is nonporous and virtually maintenance-free. Joe Lindsey, Popular Mechanics, "Types of Countertops: How to Choose the Best Material for Your Kitchen," 30 Sep. 2020 Pine-Sol was tested by a third-party laboratory that showed the disinfectant can kill the virus within 10 minutes of being used on hard, nonporous surfaces, The Clorox Company said in a press release. Alaa Elassar, CNN, "Pine-Sol cleaner has been approved to kill coronavirus on hard surfaces," 20 Sep. 2020 The company recommends using Pine-Sol Original Multi-Surface Cleaner at full strength and applying it with a clean sponge or cloth to hard, nonporous surfaces. Benjamin Vanhoose,, "Pine-Sol Added to EPA's List of Disinfectants Effective Against Coronavirus," 16 Sep. 2020 One recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that the coronavirus could live on some nonporous surfaces like plastic for up to three days. Sarah Gibbens, National Geographic, "Goodbye to open office spaces? How experts are rethinking the workplace.," 30 Apr. 2020

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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 Mar. 2021.

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