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 (sĕm′ē-sôft′, -sŏft′, sĕm′ī-)
1. Of medium softness.
2. Firm but easily sliced: semisoft cheese.
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partly soft
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(ˌsɛm iˈsɔft, -ˈsɒft, ˌsɛm aɪ-)

having a somewhat soft consistency.
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Adj.1.semisoft - somewhat soft
soft - yielding readily to pressure or weight
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