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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Not porous; especially, not having vessels that appear as pores. Opposite of porous.

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  • adjective Having no pores, not penetrable, impervious.

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  • adjective not porous; especially not having vessels that appear as pores

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Examples

  • To start, pour a small amount of dry pigment forming a mound onto a nonporous slab surface, such as glass or marble; then, make an impression in the center of the mound and, into that, pour a small amount of linseed or other oil.

    Daniel Grant: Some Artists Make Their Own Paints

  • To start, pour a small amount of dry pigment forming a mound onto a nonporous slab surface, such as glass or marble; then, make an impression in the center of the mound and, into that, pour a small amount of linseed or other oil.

    Daniel Grant: Some Artists Make Their Own Paints

  • The EPA's letter comes amid increased scrutiny of the impact of natural gas drilling on water quality, specifically hydraulic fracturing, the technique used to cull oil and gas from shale and other nonporous rocks.

    EPA, State Differ Over Wastewater Drilling Tests

  • To start, pour a small amount of dry pigment forming a mound onto a nonporous slab surface, such as glass or marble; then, make an impression in the center of the mound and, into that, pour a small amount of linseed or other oil.

    Daniel Grant: Some Artists Make Their Own Paints

  • To start, pour a small amount of dry pigment forming a mound onto a nonporous slab surface, such as glass or marble; then, make an impression in the center of the mound and, into that, pour a small amount of linseed or other oil.

    Daniel Grant: Some Artists Make Their Own Paints

  • Like almost all of Elsheimer's paintings, this story-within-a-landscape is small, just 12¼ inches by 16¼ inches, and painted on copper, whose smooth, nonporous surface intensifies the luminosity of the oil paint, makes his colors sparkle, and sharpens his minute details.

    The Story Within a Landscape

  • Like almost all of Elsheimer's paintings, this story-within-a-landscape is small, just 12¼ inches by 16¼ inches, and painted on copper, whose smooth, nonporous surface intensifies the luminosity of the oil paint, makes his colors sparkle, and sharpens his minute details.

    The Story Within a Landscape

  • Like almost all of Elsheimer's paintings, this story-within-a-landscape is small, just 12¼ inches by 16¼ inches, and painted on copper, whose smooth, nonporous surface intensifies the luminosity of the oil paint, makes his colors sparkle, and sharpens his minute details.

    The Story Within a Landscape

  • To remove the spores, use a stiff brush, a nonammonia detergent, and hot water to scrub mold off nonporous surfaces.

    Tip of the Day: How to make your own (less-toxic) household cleaners

  • It has a tight, nonporous weave (usually lightweight polyester, nylon, cotton jersey, or linen), and the material is infused with sunscreens (such as titanium dioxide and zinc microfibers).

    Simple Skin Beauty

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