1. not porous; especially not having vessels that appear as pores
    nonporous wood
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  • 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 allow the steam to penetrate behind the wallpaper, nonporous wallpaper such as vinyl must first be scored with a puncturing roller or rough sandpaper before steaming.
  • 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
  • Plastic sheeting covered by newspaper saves all flooring, is nonporous, makes any cleanup easy and is inexpensive to purchase.
  • Apparently the thick, nonporous tape kills the wart by asphyxiating it or something.
  • nonporous wood
  • Season, then transfer to a nonporous container and place in the fridge to chill for 3 hours. Times, Sunday Times
  • In alkaline soils of arid and semiarid areas a white, nonporous layer composed mainly of calcium carbonate and known as caliche, can form in this horizon, and if it is too close to the surface it may cause problems with root growth and drainage (Box 9.3). 5. How plants live and grow
  • Never store leather in plastic bags or other nonporous covers or containers.
  • 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
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