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Synonyms for spongelike

easily squashed

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like a sponge in being able to absorb liquids and yield it back when compressed


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It's different, but some of the same (manufacturing) techniques apply," Ridge joked, referring to the similarities between brewing beer and creating colorful fishes out of spongelike material.
There were torn-up roots, thorny branches, big stones and sometimes the ground consisted of spongelike karstic limestone, with sharp edges.
Unlike heavily watered and hard-paved landscapes, which can send pollutants into storm drains and, ultimately, the ocean, spongelike gardens prevent runoff.
The spongelike gel is formed through a freezing process called cryogelation.
Polymer scaffolds obtained by the phase separation method usually have a spongelike porous morphology with microscale spherical pores13,14.
The two types of wall- forming bodies appeared of the same electron density and wall-forming bodies 2 were not spongelike as those described from Eimeria steidai in the bile duct of rabbits (Mehlhorn, 2008).
In a recent case, a 12-yearold boy developed a spongelike discolouration on his thigh after playing video games for a few hours each day for several months.
This system uses water and special porous rocks and other spongelike materials instead of soil.
The feces enters the THG as loose and spongelike (Fig.
The paste hardens into a spongelike structure full of air pockets.
This system combines a patented epoxy-resin topped with a specially designed hard aggregate to create a rough, rigid, spongelike surface, which holds anti-icing liquid near the pavement surface and then slowly releases it over several days.
Mad cow disease, or bovine spongiform encephalopathy, is a fatal condition in which an abnormal growth of a protein in a cow's nervous system causes spongelike holes to form in its brain, said Shelton Murinda, associate professor and director of the Center for Antimicrobial Research and Food Safety at Cal Poly Pomona.
They chatter from the lawn chairs that they cluster along the covered breezeway leading from each front door to the scorching parking lot with its spongelike asphalt.
The spongelike, porous nature of silica nanoparticles provides much more surface area than solid nanoparticles do, which allows increased numbers of chelates to be loaded on every silica nanoparticle.