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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.

<chemistry> Spongy lead, sponge lead. See Sponge. Spongy platinum. See Platinum.

(01 Mar 1998)

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