Origin of porous
Synonyms for porous
Examples from the Web for nonporous
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
Word Origin for porous
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.