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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.
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Inside our bones is a soft, spongelike material called bone marrow.
B, Cut surface of mass in A, showing microcystic architecture with a spongelike appearance.
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"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.
Since many circRNAs regulate miRNA action through spongelike binding (several are presented in Table 2), dysregulation in circRNA expression may affect their interaction with tumor-associated miRNAs, indicating an important role of circRNAs in regulating cancer.
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.sub.2] films.
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