[syn: spongy, spongelike]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Spongy \Spon"gy\ (sp[u^]n"j[y^]), a.
1. Soft, and full of cavities; of an open, loose, pliable
texture; as, a spongy excrescence; spongy earth; spongy
cake; spongy bones.
2. Wet; drenched; soaked and soft, like sponge; rainy.
"Spongy April." --Shak.
3. Having the quality of imbibing fluids, like a sponge.
Spongy lead (Chem.), sponge lead. See under Sponge.
Spongy platinum. See under Platinum.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: easily squashed; resembling a sponge in having soft
porous texture and compressibility; "spongy bread" [syn:
spongy, squashy, squishy, spongelike]
2: like a sponge in being able to absorb liquids and yield it
back when compressed [syn: spongy, spongelike]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
49 Moby Thesaurus words for "spongy":
absorbent, adsorbent, assimilative, baccate, bibulous, blotting,
chemisorptive, chemosorptive, cribriform, digestive, doughy,
edematous, endosmotic, exosmotic, flabby, fleshy, imbibitory,
leachy, macerated, masticated, medullary, mushy, osmotic, pappy,
pasty, percolating, pithy, porose, porous, pulpal, pulpar, pulped,
pulplike, pulpy, puppy, quaggy, resorbent, sievelike, soaking,
soft, sorbent, spongelike, spongeous, squashy, squelchy, squishy,
succulent, thirsty, yielding