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adjective as in cushioned, absorbent

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It’s a rare backpacking treat, with no roads, signs, or designated campsites—but plenty of rough and spongy backcountry tundra.

Within xylem, sap is pulled like a string, caught in a tug-of-war between spongy soil and airy leaves.

Neuroscience is moving towards a “holistic conception of health” that considers the brain’s functions in concert with our other spongy, slippery organs, rather than as a separate entity studied alone in a jar.

One used tubular structures and the other spongy tissue structures to help deliver cell nutrients and remove waste.

We butterflied the penis, slicing the shaft neatly in half to reveal the spongy tissue within.

The half-circle of bread gets squeezed open to become a pocket like a huge, spongy pita.

But last fall it seemed as if the spongy, sickly-sweet confections would disappear from the face of the earth.

The tenderloin is rare when soft and spongy, and it becomes firmer as it reaches medium to well done.

The wood of the tree pandans is too spongy and soft to make a good material for the construction of houses.

The stone is the soft spongy limestone which abounds on this coast, and I may add, through most of Palestine.

Prepare the crabs by removing the apron and the spongy substance under the shell of each crab.

With this variety, lift up the points on each side of the back shell and remove the spongy substance that is found under them.

While such mixtures do not require beating, spongy mixtures, such as omelets and sponge cakes, do.


On this page you'll find 42 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to spongy, such as: mushy, porous, rubbery, soft, springy, and squishy.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.