sponginess

spongy

[spuhn-jee]
adjective, spongier, spongiest.
1.
of the nature of or resembling a sponge; light, porous, and elastic or readily compressible, as pith or bread.
2.
having the absorbent characteristics of a sponge; absorbing or holding liquid or yielding liquid when pressed.
3.
of or pertaining to a sponge.
4.
lacking in firmness or solidity: spongy wood; a spongy feeling from the car brakes.
5.
moist and soft; soggy: spongy ground.
6.
porous but hard, as bone.

Origin:
1530–40; sponge + -y1

spongily, adverb
sponginess, noun
unspongy, adjective
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spongy (ˈspʌndʒɪ)
 
adj , -gier, -giest
1.  of or resembling a sponge, esp in texture, porosity, elasticity, or compressibility: spongy bread; spongy bone
2.  of or like a sponge in respect of its capacity to absorb fluid and yield it when compressed
 
spongily
 
adv
 
sponginess
 
n

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spongy spong·y (spŭn'jē)
adj.
Resembling a sponge in appearance, elasticity, or porosity.


spong'i·ness n.
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