Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Like a sponge; elastic; porous.

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Usage examples "spongy":

  1. " In cold weather the moccasins were well stuffed with deer's hair, or dry leaves so as to keep the feet comfortably warm; but in wet weather it was usually said that wearing them was 'a decent way of going barefooted; ' and such was the fact, owing to the spongy texture of the leather of which they were made. - "The History of Louisville, from the Earliest Settlement till the Year 1852", Ben Casseday.
  2. My jacket was spongy, I had nothing to wrap her in, but she looked so wet and pitiful that I drew her towards me and slipped a dripping arm protectingly about her. - "The Mistress of Bonaventure", Harold Bindloss.
  3. W. Inferior spongy bone. - "Surgical Anatomy", Joseph Maclise.