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spongy

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spon=gy

CIDE DICTIONARY

spongya. 
  •  Soft, and full of cavities; of an open, loose, pliable texture; as, a spongy excrescence; spongy earth; spongy cake; spongy bones.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Wet; drenched; soaked and soft, like sponge; rainy.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Having the quality of imbibing fluids, like a sponge.  [1913 Webster]
Spongy lead (Chem.), sponge lead. See under Sponge. -- Spongy platinum. See under Platinum.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

spongy, adj. (spongier, spongiest)
1 like a sponge, esp. in being porous, compressible, elastic, or absorbent.
2 (of metal) finely divided and loosely coherent.

Derivative
spongily adv. sponginess n.

THESAURUS

spongy

absorbent, adsorbent, assimilative, baccate, bibulous, blotting, chemisorptive, chemosorptive, cribriform, digestive, doughy, edematous, endosmotic, exosmotic, flabby, fleshy, imbibitory, leachy, macerated, masticated, medullary, mushy, osmotic, pappy, pasty, percolating, pithy, porose, porous, pulpal, pulpar, pulped, pulplike, pulpy, puppy, quaggy, resorbent, sievelike, soaking, soft, sorbent, spongelike, spongeous, squashy, squelchy, squishy, succulent, thirsty, yielding

ROGET THESAURUS

spongy

Sponge

N sponge, honeycomb, network, frit, filter, sieve, net, screen (opening), cellular, spongy, spongious, honeycombed, alveolar, sintered, porous (opening).

Rarity

N rarity, tenuity, absence of solidity, subtility, subtilty, subtlety, sponginess, compressibility, rarefaction, expansion, dilatation, inflation, subtilization, vaporization, evaporation, diffusion, gassification, ether, rare, subtile, thin, fine, tenuous, compressible, flimsy, slight, light, cavernous, spongy, rarefied, unsubstantial, uncompact, incompressed, rarefiable.

Softness

N softness, pliableness, flexibility, pliancy, pliability, sequacity, malleability, ductility, tractility, extendibility, extensibility, plasticity, inelasticity, flaccidity, laxity, penetrability, clay, wax, butter, dough, pudding, alumina, argil, cushion, pillow, feather bed, down, padding, wadding, foam, mollification, softening, soft, tender, supple, pliant, pliable, flexible, flexile, lithe, lithesome, lissom, limber, plastic, ductile, tractile, tractable, malleable, extensile, sequacious, inelastic, aluminous, remollient, yielding, flabby, limp, flimsy, doughy, spongy, penetrable, foamy, cushiony, flaccid, flocculent, downy, edematous, oedematous, medullary, argillaceous, mellow, soft as butter, soft as down, soft as silk, yielding as wax, tender as chicken.


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