Definitions of porous

  1. POROUSLY. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. full of pores or vessels or holes Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. able to absorb fluids; "the partly porous walls of our digestive system"; "compacting the soil to make it less porous" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Full of pores; having interstices in the skin or in the substance of the body; having spiracles or passages for fluids; permeable by liquids; as, a porous skin; porous wood. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. Having tiny holes through which a fluid may pass, as a sponge. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. Having pores, or full of pores or interstices. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. Full of pores; light and spongy; opposed to dense. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for porous

  1. But a name is porous – Public Opinion by Walter Lippmann
  2. There was no blood in her veins, only water; no marrow in her bones, they were empty, and porous as a bird's. – The Putnam Tradition by Sonya Hess Dorman