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Synonyms for porous
ˈpɔr əs, ˈpoʊr-por·ous

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  1. porousadjective


  2. porousadjective

    Full of tiny pores that allow fluids or gasses to pass through.


  3. porousadjective

    (Of legislation) full of loopholes


  4. porousadjective

    With many gaps.


Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. porous

    foraminous, pervious, permeable, percolable

    impervious, impermeable, impercolable

Princeton's WordNet

  1. porousadjective

    able to absorb fluids

    "the partly porous walls of our digestive system"; "compacting the soil to make it less porous"

    poriferous, holey

    nonporous, impermeable, tight

  2. porous, poriferousadjective

    full of pores or vessels or holes

    poriferous, holey

    impermeable, nonporous, tight

  3. holey, porousadjective

    allowing passage in and out

    "our unfenced and largely unpoliced border inevitably has been very porous"

    poriferous, holey

    nonporous, tight, impermeable

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. porousadjective

    permeable, penetrable, pervious, percolable

    imporous, compact

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "porous":

    permeable, pore, leaky

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  1. James Mwanga:

    This border is very porous, you will not know who has passed if the person went through the unofficial border posts, in most cases. Now there is anxiety and so on. We have heightened our alertness.

  2. Elzbieta Karska:

    Sophisticated travel networks operate to take recruits across the porous borders, and sometimes through areas where trafficking in people and illicit goods may not be effectively controlled, testimony has documented that the routes taken entail travel through Libya, then Turkey and its border at Antakya, and then Syria.

  3. Murthy Gudipati:

    Deep fried ice cream is really the perfect analogy, because the interior of the comets should still be very cold and contain the more porous, amorphous ice.

  4. Defense Secretary Ash Carter:

    Turkey must do more to control its often-porous border, saudi Arabia and the Gulf states joined the air campaign in the early days, but have since been pre-occupied by the conflict in Yemen.

  5. Stephen Mojzsis:

    Jupiter is a very inefficient gatekeeper, its like a porous border [through which] immigrants from the outer solar system would have flooded the inner solar system.

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