Definition of 'porous'
Video: pronunciation of 'porous'
Example sentences containing 'porous'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
Each becomes more porous as ideas flow between them. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)He has been kept busy behind a porous defence this season. Times, Sunday Times (2006)England needed to chase a second because the defence remains porous. Times, Sunday Times (2016)For now, a porous central defence and a drop in concentration at the end of matches is a concern. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The defence remains porous, uncertain. Times, Sunday Times (2012)His defence could be porous. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Perhaps the most worrying aspect of England's performance was their porous defence. Times, Sunday Times (2011)About 40 still exist, but they have become more porous and have struggled to pay their bills. Times, Sunday Times (2012)A porous defence and inability to score away from home has seen them almost drop out of the race for a top-six spot. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Trends of 'porous'
In Common Usage. porous is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'porous'
British English: porous ADJECTIVE
Something that is porous has many small holes in it, which water and air can pass through.
The local limestone is very porous.
Definition of porous from the Collins English Dictionary
5 unusual words & phrases to upgrade your World Cup 2018 banter
Impress your friends, family and colleagues with this unusual collection of football lingo.
VAR, planebae & a peng sort: July’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this July with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.