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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Example sentences
Pull off and discard long, spongy gills from sides of body.
Their systems are so spongy that they can be expanded and contracted.
Wheat flour is best adapted for bread making, as it contains gluten in the
  right proportion to make the spongy loaf.
It essentially provides the spongy weightless feeling of a hammock with the
  back and leg support of a proper chair.
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