[ pawr-uhs, pohr- ]
/ ˈpɔr əs, ˈpoʊr- /
full of pores.
permeable by water, air, etc.
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Origin of porous
OTHER WORDS FROM porous
po·rous·ly, adverbpo·rous·ness, nounnon·po·rous, adjectivenon·po·rous·ness, noun
un·po·rous, adjectiveun·po·rous·ness, noun
Words nearby porous
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British Dictionary definitions for porously
/ (ˈpɔːrəs) /
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
Derived forms of porousporously, adverbporousness, noun
Word Origin for porous
C14: from Medieval Latin porōsus, from Late Latin porus pore ²
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Medical definitions for porously
[ pôr′əs ]
Full of or having pores.
Admitting the passage of gas or liquid through pores.
Other words from porouspo′rous•ness n.
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Scientific definitions for porously
[ pôr′əs ]
Having many pores or other small spaces that can hold a gas or liquid or allow it to pass through.
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