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spongy

adjective uk   us   /ˈspʌn.dʒi/
soft and able to absorb or having already absorbed a lot of liquid, like a sponge
Translations of “spongy”
in Chinese (Traditional) 海綿似的, 柔軟易吸水的, 濕軟的…
in Russian губчатый, пористый…
in Turkish emici…
in Chinese (Simplified) 海绵似的, 柔软易吸水的, 湿软的…
in Polish gąbczasty…
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