spongy

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

spongy

adjective \ˈspən-jē\

: soft and full of holes or water : resembling a sponge

spong·i·erspong·i·est

Full Definition of SPONGY

1
:  resembling a sponge:
a :  soft and full of cavities <spongy ice>
b :  elastic, porous, and absorbent
2
a :  not firm or solid
b :  being in the form of a metallic sponge <spongy iron>
3
:  moist and soft like a sponge full of water <a spongy moor>
spong·i·ness noun

Examples of SPONGY

  1. <spongy moss covered the ground>
  2. <generously pour the brandy over the cake, which is so spongy that it will absorb most of the liquid>

First Known Use of SPONGY

14th century

Rhymes with SPONGY

spongy

adjective \ˈspən-jē\   (Medical Dictionary)
spong·i·erspong·i·est

Medical Definition of SPONGY

: resembling a sponge; especially : full of cavities : cancellous <spongy bone>
spong·i·ness noun

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