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Wordnet 3.0


1. able to absorb fluids;
- Example: "the partly porous walls of our digestive system"
- Example: "compacting the soil to make it less porous"

2. full of pores or vessels or holes;
[syn: porous, poriferous]

3. allowing passage in and out;
- Example: "our unfenced and largely unpoliced border inevitably has been very porous"
[syn: holey, porous]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

18 Moby Thesaurus words for "porous": cribriform, excretory, exudative, leachy, leaky, oozy, penetrable, percolating, percolative, permeable, pervious, porose, runny, sievelike, spongelike, spongy, transudative, weepy