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porous

Biology Geology having pores; poriferous
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porous

[′pȯr·əs]
(materials)
Filled with pores.
Capable of absorbing liquids.
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Before the fall of Gaddafi, it was mainly focused on consumer goods; but once the uprisings in Libya started, the porousness of the border allowed for the smuggling of weapons.
Medieval theologians, however, could not linger on the porousness of the human/animal distinction without putting into question their Christian beliefs.
Keeping in mind what lurks beneath the term relocation, the ecological porousness of Nineveh and its surrounding wetlands can be connected to the socioeconomic contest in which it is also engaged.
Colons subtitle derives from Martha Nussbaum's advocacy in Love's Knowledge (1990) of orientations of humility, openness to bonds, and porousness among readers to effect the equivalence of active listening to what each book has to say, a point that also has classroom implications for undergraduate and graduate students.
The porousness of Chelsea's back four suggests this streak is unlikely to end before the international break.
For a manager who was seemingly so alarmed by the porousness at Brighton he still took a risk with an emergency defender in Herrera.
Meanwhile, the porousness of maritime borders and a lack of ocean security were brutally highlighted by the Somali piracy crisis of the early 2010s.
The second frame focuses on the Tagalog concept of kapwa, which stresses the shared or porousness of the identity of one's self with that of others (p.
Other imperfections emerged and receded as our eyes roved over the sculptures' tactile surfaces, which in their porousness teasingly frustrated scrutiny.
"I continue to think this will be a robust theatre community on the national level when there's more porousness between the big institutions and the more edgy ones," Wilson says.
powerlessness, creating an body of work distinguished by its porousness,