spongy

adjective \ ˈspən-jē \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of spongy

spongier; spongiest
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

sponginess

noun

Examples of spongy in a Sentence

  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

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First Known Use of spongy

14th century


SPONGY Defined for English Language Learners

spongy

adjective

Definition of spongy for English Language Learners

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


SPONGY Defined for Kids

spongy

adjective \ ˈspən-jē \

Definition of spongy for Students

spongier; spongiest
:springy and absorbent
  • spongy ground

Medical Dictionary

spongy

adjective \ ˈspən-jē \

medical Definition of spongy

spongier; spongiest
:resembling a sponge; especially :full of cavities :cancellous
  • spongy bone

sponginess

noun


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