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Porose vs. Porous

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Poroseadjective

forming a continuous series of pores;

‘a porose hymenium’;

Porousadjective

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

‘Sponges are porous so they can filter water while trapping food.’; ‘Concrete is porous, so water will slowly filter through it.’;

Porousadjective

(figurative) With many gaps.

Porousadjective

full of loopholes

Porousadjective

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.

Porousadjective

able to absorb fluids;

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

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Porousadjective

full of pores or vessels or holes

Porousadjective

allowing passage in and out;

‘our unfenced and largely unpoliced border inevitably has been very porous’;

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