HyperDic: spongy

English > 2 senses of the word spongy:
ADJECTIVEallspongy, squashy, squishy, spongelikeeasily squashed
allspongy, spongelikelike a sponge in being able to absorb liquids / liquids and yield it back when compressed
spongy > pronunciation
Soundsspah'njhiy
RhymesAgee ... zoology: 128 rhymes with jhiy...
English > spongy: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningeasily squashed; resembling a sponge in having soft porous texture and compressibility.
Example"spongy bread"
Synonymssquashy, squishy, spongelike
BroadersoftYielding readily to pressure or weight
Spanishesponjoso, fofo
Catalanesponjós
Nounsspongeprimitive multicellular marine animal whose porous body is supported by a fibrous skeletal framework
sponginessthe porosity of a sponge
sponginessthe property of being able to occupy less space
English > spongy: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaninglike a sponge in being able to absorb liquids / liquids and yield it back when compressed.
Synonymspongelike
Broaderabsorbent, absorptiveHaving power or capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up something (liquids / liquids or energy etc.)
Spanishesponjoso
Catalanesponjós
Nounsspongea porous mass of interlacing fibers that forms the internal skeleton of various marine animals and usable to absorb water or any porous rubber or cellulose product similarly used
sponginessthe porosity of a sponge

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