Synonyms of porous


1. porous, permeable (vs. impermeable)

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

2. porous (vs. nonporous), poriferous, porose

usage: full of pores or vessels or holes

3. holey, porous, leaky (vs. tight)

usage: allowing passage in and out; "our unfenced and largely unpoliced border inevitably has been very porous"

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