Porousness



[pawr-uh s, pohr-] /ˈpɔr əs, ˈpoʊr-/

adjective
1.
full of .
2.
permeable by water, air, etc.
/ˈpɔːrəs/
adjective
1.
permeable to water, air, or other fluids
2.
(biology, geology) having pores; poriferous
3.
easy to cross or penetrate: the porous border into Thailand, the most porous defence in the league
adj.

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.

porous po·rous (pôr’əs)
adj.

po’rous·ness n.
porous
(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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