HyperDic: porous

English > 3 senses of the word porous:
ADJECTIVEallporousable to absorb fluids
allporous, poriferousfull of pores / pores or vessels or holes
allporous, holeyallowing passage / passage in and out
porous > pronunciation
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English > porous: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaningable to absorb fluids.
Examples
  • "the partly porous walls of our digestive system"
  • "compacting the soil to make it less porous"
BroaderpermeableAllowing fluids or gases to pass or diffuse through
Spanishporoso
Catalanporós
Nounsporosity, porousnessthe property of being porous
English > porous: 3 senses > adjective 2
MeaningFull of pores / pores or vessels or holes.
Synonymporiferous
Narrowerporoseforming a continuous series of pores / pores
Oppositenonporousnot porous
Spanishporoso
Catalanporós
Nounsporeany small opening in the skin or outer surface of an animal
porositythe property of being porous
English > porous: 3 senses > adjective 3
MeaningAllowing passage / passage in and out.
Example"our unfenced and largely unpoliced border inevitably has been very porous"
Synonymholey
Broaderleakypermitting the unwanted passage of fluids or gases
Spanishporoso
Catalanporós
Nounsporeany tiny hole admitting passage of a liquid / liquid (fluid or gas)

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