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English definition of “pore”

pore

noun [C]     /pɔːr/ US  /pɔːr/
a very small hole in the skin of people or other animals, or a similar hole on the surface of plants or rocks: Sweat passes through the pores and cools the body down. Pimples form when pores become blocked with dirt.The skin, and skin colourCaves, cracks and crevicesHoles, hollows and dips
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