pore

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Noun[change]

Singular
pore

Plural
pores

  1. A tiny opening in the skin.
  2. Any small opening. Often an object will have many pores, not just one, and these pores let liquids pass through them.

Verb[change]

Plain form
pore

Third-person singular
pores

Past tense
pored

Past participle
pored

Present participle
poring

  1. (usually with "over") If you pore over something, you study it carefully and with great detail; you look at it many times.
  2. To meditate or reflect in a steady way.

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