Definition of spongy in English:

spongy

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Pronunciation: /ˈspʌn(d)ʒi
 
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(also spongey)

adjective (spongier, spongiest)

  • 1Like a sponge, especially in being porous, compressible, or absorbent: a soft, spongy blanket of moss
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    • They wanted to disentangle themselves from the soft, spongy webs that had grown around them and the way they went about it was very silly.
    • The flavour was essence of crab, the texture, like a soft, moist spongey doughnut - very different and entirely delicious.
    • Besides the fact that I've been drowned thoroughly in PMS, my neck glands are up (having a spongey, swollen double chin does nothing to improve my demeanor).
    Synonyms
    soft, cushiony, cushioned, squashy, compressible, yielding; springy, resilient, elastic; porous, absorbent, absorptive, permeable, pervious; light
    technical spongiform
    British informal squidgy
    rare spongiose
  • 1.1(Of metal) having an open, porous structure: spongy platinum
  • 1.2(Chiefly of a motor vehicle’s braking system) lacking firmness.
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    • There's so much torque, but I wasn't sure about the brakes; they were a bit spongey.

Derivatives

spongily

adverb

sponginess

noun
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  • ‘Everywhere reason is under threat as a sponginess of thought blurs the line between the real and the fantastical’.
  • ‘Let us go for tea,’ I suggested, putting my hand on his arm, noting its tremble and sponginess.
  • I'm not referring to the sponginess of the ground, I'm referring to that shelf, which is there I believe still now.

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