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How to Pronounce porous?

Correct pronunciation for the word "porous" is [pˈɔːɹəs], [pˈɔːɹəs], [p_ˈɔː_ɹ_ə_s].

"Porous" in context

Porous materials are substances that contain numerous tiny spaces filled with air, gas, or liquid. They can be either naturally occurring, such as wood, or manmade, such as certain types of building materials. Porous materials are ideal for certain industrial and commercial applications because they can absorb liquids, gases, and thermal energy.

Porous materials can be beneficial in a variety of situations. They are used in the medical field for wound dressings, as they are able to absorb liquids such as blood or other bodily fluids. The construction industry uses this type of material for soundproofing, as it can trap sound waves and reduce noise.

What are similar-sounding words for porous?

Usage over time for porous:

This graph shows how "porous" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

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