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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Porous  \Por"ous\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  poreux  See  {Pore},  n.] 
  Full  of  pores;  having  interstices  in  the  skin  or  in  the 
  substance  of  the  body;  having  spiracles  or  passages  for 
  fluids;  permeable  by  liquids;  as  a  porous  skin;  porous  wood. 
  ``The  veins  of  porous  earth.''  --Milton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  porous 
  adj  1:  able  to  absorb  fluids;  "the  partly  porous  walls  of  our 
  digestive  system";  "compacting  the  soil  to  make  it 
  less  porous" 
  2:  full  of  pores  or  vessels  or  holes  [syn:  {poriferous}]  [ant: 
  {nonporous}] 
  3:  allowing  passage  in  and  out  "our  unfenced  and  largely 
  unpoliced  border  inevitably  has  been  very  porous"  [syn:  {holey}] 




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