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Meaning of “porous” in the English Dictionary

"porous" in British English

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porousadjective

uk   /ˈpɔː.rəs/  us   /ˈpɔːr.əs/
Something that is porous has many ​smallholes, so ​liquid or ​air can ​pass through, ​especiallyslowly: porous ​soil with good ​drainage porous ​brickwalls a porous ​polymermembrane not ​protected enough to ​stoppeople going through: The ​border in this ​region is porous and many ​refugees have ​simplywalkedacross.
(Definition of porous from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"porous" in American English

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porousadjective

 us   /ˈpɔr·əs, ˈpoʊr·əs/
allowingliquid or ​air to ​pass through: porous ​soil
(Definition of porous from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “porous”
in Chinese (Simplified) 多孔的, 能渗漏的, 多漏洞的,松懈的…
in Turkish gözenekli, delikli, kevgir gibi…
in Russian пористый…
in Chinese (Traditional) 多孔的, 能滲漏的, 多漏洞的,鬆懈的…
in Polish porowaty…
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