(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. soft, marshy, pulpy; see wet 1 .
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Yielding easily to pressure or weight; not firm: mushy, pappy1, pulpous, pulpy, quaggy, soft, spongy, squishy, yielding. See RESIST.

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