[pawr-uh-mer-ik, pohr-] /ˌpɔr əˈmɛr ɪk, ˌpoʊr-/

any of various microporous synthetic materials used as leather substitutes.
(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


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