[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.
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