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synonyms for porous

  • absorptive
  • penetrable
  • permeable
  • pervious
  • spongelike
  • spongy
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antonyms for porous

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  • impermeable
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How to use porous in a sentence

That, combined with the lengthy porous border with Pakistan’s least governed regions will give extremists a large field in which to train, plan and plot.
WHY WAS THERE SO LITTLE RESISTANCE WHEN AFGHANISTAN COLLAPSED?TRACY MORANAUGUST 16, 2021OZY
Instead water flows through and around the highly porous Venus’s-flower-basket and forms a gentle zone of water that flanks the sponge and displaces turbulence downstream, the team found.
HOW INTRICATE VENUS’S-FLOWER-BASKETS MANIPULATE THE FLOW OF SEAWATERNIKK OGASAJULY 21, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
The Titans likely won’t rocket to the top of the AFC just with the addition of Jones, given their porous defense, but he does fill key offensive needs for them.
WITH THE JULIO JONES TRADE, DID BOTH ATLANTA AND TENNESSEE GET BETTER?SARAH SHACHATJUNE 8, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
We can have border controls and quarantine and they’re very important, but we can’t forget that these are porous land borders.
SOUTHEAST ASIA KEPT COVID-19 UNDER CONTROL FOR MOST OF THE PANDEMIC. NOW IT'S BATTLING WORRYING NEW SURGESAMY GUNIA / HONG KONGMAY 14, 2021TIME
The outbreak reflects a broader one across Nepal, which shares a long, porous border with India.
INDIA'S COVID-19 DISASTER MAY BE TURNING INTO AN EVEN BIGGER GLOBAL CRISISBILLY PERRIGOMAY 12, 2021TIME
If one of the top teams has an especially porous defense, it just might find itself on the losing end of an upset for the ages, adding to the chaos of March.
THE TOP SEEDS TO TRUST — AND AVOID — IN THE MEN’S NCAA TOURNAMENTSANTUL NERKAR (SANTUL.NERKAR@ABC.COM)MARCH 19, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
While the Hawkeyes are anchored down low by National Player of the Year favorite Luka Garza, their porous defense has often kept lesser opponents in games.
THE TOP SEEDS TO TRUST — AND AVOID — IN THE MEN’S NCAA TOURNAMENTSANTUL NERKAR (SANTUL.NERKAR@ABC.COM)MARCH 19, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Then temperature and humidity affect how the whiskey picks up flavor compounds from the porous wood, which expands and contracts over time.
SIX GREAT WHISKIES FROM AROUND THE WORLDLIZA WEISSTUCHMARCH 11, 2021WASHINGTON POST
When it comes to illness, the boundary between physical and mental is porous.
THAT IS NOT HOW YOUR BRAIN WORKS - ISSUE 98: MINDLISA FELDMAN BARRETTMARCH 3, 2021NAUTILUS
Not only are cell walls sometimes more porous than was thought, but plants seem to have developed a mechanism that enables whole organelles to crawl through the cell wall into adjacent cells.
PLANT CELLS OF DIFFERENT SPECIES CAN SWAP ORGANELLESVIVIANE CALLIERJANUARY 20, 2021QUANTA MAGAZINE
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WORDS RELATED TO POROUS

  • absorptive
  • bibulous
  • dry
  • imbibing
  • penetrable
  • permeable
  • porous
  • pregnable
  • retentive
  • spongy
  • thirsty
  • diaphanous
  • ethereal
  • exquisite
  • filmy
  • fine-drawn
  • fine-grained
  • fine-spun
  • flimsy
  • fragile
  • gauzy
  • gossamer
  • gossamery
  • granular
  • impalpable
  • light
  • lightweight
  • little
  • loose
  • minute
  • porous
  • powdered
  • powdery
  • quality
  • slender
  • small
  • thin
  • threadlike
  • transparent
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