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Verb
/spənj/,
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sponges, plural;
  1. Wipe, rub, or clean with a wet sponge or cloth
    • - she sponged him down in an attempt to cool his fever
  2. Remove or wipe away (liquid or a mark) in such a way
    • - I'll go and sponge this orange juice off my dress
  3. Give a decorative mottled or textured effect to (a painted wall or surface) by applying a different shade of paint with a sponge

  4. Obtain or accept money or food from other people without doing or intending to do anything in return
    • - they found they could earn a perfectly good living by sponging off others
  5. Obtain (something) in such a way
    • - he edged closer, clearly intending to sponge money from her
Noun
  1. A primitive sedentary aquatic invertebrate with a soft porous body that is typically supported by a framework of fibers or calcareous or glassy spicules. Sponges draw in a current of water to extract nutrients and oxygen

  2. A piece of a soft, light, porous substance originally consisting of the fibrous skeleton of such an invertebrate but now usually made of synthetic material. Sponges absorb liquid and are used for washing and cleaning

  3. An act of wiping or cleaning with a sponge
    • - they gave him a quick sponge down
  4. Such a substance used as padding or insulating material
    • - the headguard is padded with sponge
  5. A piece of such a substance impregnated with spermicide and inserted into a woman's vagina as a form of barrier contraceptive

  6. A heavy drinker

  7. Metal in a porous form, typically prepared by reduction without fusion or by electrolysis
    • - platinum sponge
  8. A steamed or baked pudding of fat, flour, and eggs

  9. A person who lives at someone else's expense


  1. wipe with a sponge, so as to clean or moisten
  2. a porous mass of interlacing fibers that forms the internal skeleton of various marine animals and usable to absorb water or any porous rubber or cellulose product similarly used
  3. mooch: ask for and get free; be a parasite
  4. quick study: someone able to acquire new knowledge and skills rapidly and easily; "she soaks up foreign languages like a sponge"
  5. erase with a sponge; as of words on a blackboard
  6. leech: a follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage
  7. Sponges are animals of the phylum Porifera (Pore bearer) . Their bodies consist of jelly-like mesohyl sandwiched between two thin layers of cells. ...
  8. Sponge is a post-grunge band from Detroit, Michigan formed in 1991 by Vinnie Dombroski, Mike Cross, Tim Cross (all formerly of the hard rock band Loudhouse) and Joey Mazzola. Sponge was signed to Sony Records in 1994 but have since switched to other labels.
  9. The contraceptive sponge combines barrier and spermicidal methods to prevent conception. Three brands are marketed: Pharmatex, Protectaid and Today. Pharmatex is marketed in France and Quebec; Protectaid in Canada and Europe; and Today in the United States. ...
  10. Sponge cake is a cake based on flour (usually wheat flour), sugar, and eggs, sometimes leavened with baking powder,Be-Ro flour Home recipes 40th edition Delia Smith's Book of Cakes Sixth Impression 1981. that derives its structure from an egg foam into which the other ingredients are folded. ...
  11. A sponge is a tool, implement, utensil or cleaning aid consisting of porous material. Sponges are used for cleaning impervious surfaces. They are especially good absorbers of water and water-based solutions.
  12. "The Sponge" is the 119th episode of the NBC sitcom Seinfeld. This was the ninth episode for the seventh season. It aired on December 7, 1995.
  13. Any of various marine invertebrates, mostly of the phylum Porifera, that have a porous skeleton often of silica; A piece of porous material used for washing (originally made from the invertebrates, now often made of plastic); A porous material such as sponges consist of; A heavy drinker; A ...
  14. Sponges seen in a dream, denote that deception is being practised upon you. To use one in erasing, you will be the victim of folly.
  15. (SPONGES) These are female, because they are soft, squeezable and retain water.
  16. (Sponges) Animals of the Phylum Porifera. Most are microscopic but build massive colonies. Filter feeders.*
  17. (Sponges) Are the most primitive multicellular organisms consisting of hollow tubes filled with pores. They are sedentary and lack organ systeMs. Collar cells pull water past them, from which they engulf food particles. Cells of sponges do not coordinate with each other.
  18. (Sponges) Porous plastics, rubber, cellulose, or other materials similar in absorbency. For use in dry areas only.
  19. (sponges) Common name for members of the phylum Porifera, which are thought to be the earliest branching lineage of animals. Sponges feed by moving water through their bodies using specialized cells with cilia called choanocytes.
  20. Small sponges can be used to clean the eyes, nose, lips and, using a separate sponge dedicated to the task, beneath the dock and around the genitals. Larger sponges can be used to wet down and clean the body and legs.
  21. Sponges belong to the phylum Porifera. Sponges are primitive multicellular animals, living attached to the seafloor. They filter the seawater to extract foodparticles. In some sponges you can sea the wastewater opening where the filtered water was discharched. ...
  22. The bouncy rubber material used in sandwich covering. It is used under a sheet of rubber with pips. It revolutionized the game and ended the hard rubber age in the 1950's.
  23. A batter made with yeast in it.
  24. One big need. Everything you get comes from those around you. AKA; bum. Also practiced by those who are so stingy as not to spend their own money. Someone who is always borrowing money or is always broke. A spongy person Thanks to Mike Mawbey for this word.
  25. a soft cleaning product that absorbs water and is used for washing surfaces