spongy /ˈspənʤɪ/ 形容詞
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.”
3. Having the quality of imbibing fluids, like a sponge.
Spongy lead Chem., sponge lead. See under Sponge.
Spongy platinum. See under Platinum.
adj 1: resembling a sponge in having soft porous texture and
compressibility; "spongy bread" [syn: squashy, squishy,
2: like a sponge in being able to absorb liquids and yield it
back when compressed [syn: spongelike]
[also: spongiest, spongier]