- full of pores.
- permeable by water, air, etc.
Origin of porous
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Related Words for nonporoustough, sturdy, solid, hard, unyielding, substantial, rigid, thick, stiff, compact, concentrated, condensed, set, refractory, concrete, hardened, close, heavy, solidified, compressed
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Historical Examples of nonporous
A porous separator allows more energy to be drawn from the battery than a nonporous one.
When a wooden case is used, jars made of rubber, or some other nonporous, acid-resisting material are necessary.
When the skin is ready to apply, coat this plaster cast with some nonporous modelling material.Home Taxidermy for Pleasure and Profit
Albert B. Farnham
- not permeable to water, air, or other fluids
- permeable to water, air, or other fluids
- biology geology having pores; poriferous
- easy to cross or penetratethe porous border into Thailand; the most porous defence in the league
Word Origin for porous
Word Origin and History for nonporous
late 14c., "full of pores," from Old French poros (14c., Modern French poreux), from Medieval Latin porosus; or directly from Latin porus "an opening" (see pore (n.)). Figurative use from 1640s.
- Full of or having pores.
- Admitting the passage of gas or liquid through pores.
- Having many pores or other small spaces that can hold a gas or liquid or allow it to pass through.