from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Full of or having pores.
- adj. Admitting the passage of gas or liquid through pores or interstices.
- adj. Easily crossed or penetrated.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Full of tiny pores that allow fluids or gasses to pass through.
- adj. full of loopholes
- adj. With many gaps.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Full of pores; having interstices in the skin or in the substance of the body; having spiracles or passages for fluids; permeable by liquids
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having pores; porose; pervious by means of minute interstices.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. able to absorb fluids
- adj. full of pores or vessels or holes
- adj. allowing passage in and out
Middle English, from Old French poreux, poros, from Medieval Latin porōsus, from Latin porus, passage; see pore2.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)