adjective, spon·gi·er, spon·gi·est.
- spongy bone,
- spongy degeneration,
- spongy parenchyma,
- spongy substance,
Origin of spongy
Examples from the Web for spongy
The half-circle of bread gets squeezed open to become a pocket like a huge, spongy pita.The Jersey Shore’s Biggest Weiners Are at Jimmy Buff’s|Jane & Michael Stern|June 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But last fall it seemed as if the spongy, sickly-sweet confections would disappear from the face of the earth.Twinkies Are Coming Back: The Metropoulos Brothers on the Brand|Daniel Gross|April 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The tenderloin is rare when soft and spongy, and it becomes firmer as it reaches medium to well done.
He sagged and swayed for an instant; there was a ghastly, ragged, spongy gap between his shoulders.The Red Debt|Everett MacDonald
Spongy metallic iron is more energetic in its action than charcoal, and remains serviceable for a twelvemonth.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II|Arnold Cooley
Near by was a hou-tree swamp, a spongy, marshy place where cattle were eating grass that grew under water.
Spongy framework everywhere of the same structure, very compact, with small meshes, three to four times as broad as the bars.
It forms a spongy vascular mass, its uterine surface being divided unequally into irregular lobes called cotyledons.A System of Midwifery|Edward Rigby