Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Resembling a sponge in appearance or texture; spongy.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having the form or structure of a sponge; poriferous, as a member of the Spongiæ; of or pertaining to the Spongiæ.
  • Sponge-like; spongy; soft, elastic, and porous, like an ordinary bath-sponge: noting various objects or substances not sponges.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Resembling a sponge; soft and porous; porous.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Like a sponge, porous, full of holes.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin spongia, sponge; see sponge + –form.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Ancient Greek σπόγγος (spongos, "sponge") + -form

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