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Adj.1.spongelike - easily squashed; resembling a sponge in having soft porous texture and compressibility; "spongy bread"
soft - yielding readily to pressure or weight
2.spongelike - like a sponge in being able to absorb liquids and yield it back when compressed
absorbent, absorptive - having power or capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up something (liquids or energy etc.); "as absorbent as a sponge"
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The bottom of the valley was soggy with water, which the thick moss held, spongelike, close to the surface.
There was a limit," Hodel reflects in the midst of their challenges, "a moment when knowledge, falling drop by painful drop, caused the spongelike heart to overflow.
On the autopsy table, the lungs are rubbery, and their cut sections have a uniform spongelike appearance.
He's an intelligent lad with a spongelike ability to absorb information.
SEM images demonstrate that all composite membranes have a traditional asymmetric structure constituted by a compact skin-layer and a variational sublayer, which could be divided into the "upper part" finger-like structure and the "under part" spongelike structure.
Markedly controllable adhesion of superhydrophobic spongelike nanostructure Ti[O.
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From a spongelike speck to a bird built to terrify, 2015's fossil finds added details, drama--and some real characters--to the story of life on Earth.
The food is Ethiopian, and bursting with flavor, featuring meat and vegetables stewed or sauteed with traditional herbs and spices, and served with injera, a spongelike bread that's delectably sour.
Hydrogen bubbles cause the copper to deposit in an arrangement of spongelike pores and channels of varying sizes.
Hadi Ghasemi, a postdoc in the department of mechanical engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which has developed the material, said the spongelike structure could be made from relatively inexpensive materials.