What does porous mean?

Definitions for porousˈpɔr əs, ˈpoʊr-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word porous.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. porous(adj)

    able to absorb fluids

    "the partly porous walls of our digestive system"; "compacting the soil to make it less porous"

  2. porous, poriferous(adj)

    full of pores or vessels or holes

  3. holey, porous(adj)

    allowing passage in and out

    "our unfenced and largely unpoliced border inevitably has been very porous"


  1. porous(Adjective)

    Full of tiny pores that allow fluids or gasses to pass through.

  2. porous(Adjective)

    (Of legislation) full of loopholes

  3. porous(Adjective)

    With many gaps.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Porous(noun)

    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

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. poreux. See Pore, n.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of porous in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of porous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Rick Francona:

    And that border is very, very porous.

  2. Murthy Gudipati:

    Deep fried ice cream is really the perfect analogy, because the interior of the comets should still be very cold and contain the more porous, amorphous ice.

  3. Kasia Sawicka:

    Having these highly porous 3-D structures that are composed of nanofibers that are approximately 1,000 times the width of a hair produces a huge surface area of reactivity between the skin and patch, and allows for more of an interaction.

  4. Elzbieta Karska:

    Sophisticated travel networks operate to take recruits across the porous borders, and sometimes through areas where trafficking in people and illicit goods may not be effectively controlled, testimony has documented that the routes taken entail travel through Libya, then Turkey and its border at Antakya, and then Syria.

  5. Sarah Palin:

    Trump is the candidate giving voice to untold millions of fed-up Americans witnessing a purposeful destruction of our economy and the equal opportunity for success that made America exceptional, we're watching career politicians throw away our kids' future through bankrupting public budgets and ripping open our porous borders which, obvious to all us non-politicians, puts us at great risk.

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