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spong·y

 (spŭn′jē)
adj. spong·i·er, spong·i·est
Resembling a sponge in elasticity, absorbency, or porousness.

spong′i·ness n.

spongy

(ˈspʌndʒɪ)
adj, -gier or -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
ˈspongily adv
ˈsponginess n

spon•gy

(ˈspʌn dʒi)

adj. -gi•er, -gi•est.
1. of the nature of or resembling a sponge; light, porous, or readily compressible.
2. having the absorbent characteristics of a sponge.
3. of or pertaining to a sponge.
4. porous but hard, as bone.
[1530–40]
spon′gi•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.spongy - easily squashed; resembling a sponge in having soft porous texture and compressibility; "spongy bread"
soft - yielding readily to pressure or weight
2.spongy - 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"

spongy

adjective porous, light, absorbent, springy, cushioned, elastic, cushiony The earth was spongy from rain.

spongy

adjective
Yielding easily to pressure or weight; not firm:
Translations
إسْفَنْجي، لَيِّن
houbovitý
blød
szivacsos
svampkenndur
sünger gibi

spongy

[ˈspʌndʒɪ] ADJ (spongier (compar) (spongiest (superl))) → esponjoso

spongy

[ˈspʌndʒi] adj [ground] → spongieux/euse

spongy

adj (+er)nachgiebig, weich; (= light) puddinglocker; skin etcschwammig

spongy

[ˈspʌndʒɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) → spugnoso/a

sponge

(spandʒ) noun
1. a type of sea animal, or its soft skeleton, which has many holes and is able to suck up and hold water.
2. a piece of such a skeleton or a substitute, used for washing the body etc.
3. a sponge pudding or cake. We had jam sponge for dessert.
4. an act of wiping etc with a sponge. Give the table a quick sponge over, will you?
verb
1. to wipe or clean with a sponge. She sponged the child's face.
2. to get a living, money etc (from someone else). He's been sponging off/on us for years.
ˈsponger noun
a person who lives by sponging on others.
ˈspongy adjective
soft and springy or holding water like a sponge. spongy ground.
ˈspongily adverb
ˈsponginess noun
sponge cake, sponge pudding
(a) very light cake or pudding made from flour, eggs and sugar etc.

spong·y

a. esponjoso-a; poroso-a.
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