- any of various microporous synthetic materials used as leather substitutes.
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- (of a plastic) permeable to water vapour
- a substance having this characteristic, esp one based on polyurethane and used in place of leather in making shoe uppers
C20: from poro (sity) + (poly) mer + -ic
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