aporetic (adj.) c.1600, from Fr. aporetique, from Gk. aporetikos, from aporeein "to be at a loss," from aporos "impassable, impracticable, very difficult; hard to deal with; at a loss," from a-, privative prefix, + poros "passage" (see PORE (Cf. pore) (n.)).

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