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English noun: pore

1. pore (shape) any tiny hole admitting passage of a liquid (fluid or gas)

Broader (hypernym)hole

2. pore (body) any small opening in the skin or outer surface of an animal

Broader (hypernym)canal, channel, duct, epithelial duct

Narrower (hyponym)ostiole

Part meronymcutis, skin, tegument

3. pore (plant) a minute epidermal pore in a leaf or stem through which gases and water vapor can pass

Synonymsstoma, stomate

Broader (hypernym)aperture

Narrower (hyponym)germ pore, hydathode, lenticel, water pore, water stoma

English verb: pore

1. pore (cognition) direct one's attention on something

SamplesPlease focus on your studies and not on your hobbies.

Synonymscenter, centre, concentrate, focus, rivet

Pattern of useSomebody ----s on something

Broader (hypernym)cerebrate, cogitate, think

Narrower (hyponym)absorb, engross, engulf, hear, immerse, listen, plunge, recall, soak up, steep, take heed, think, zoom in

Verb grouprivet

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