[ US /ˈspəndʒ/ ]
[ UK /spˈʌnd‍ʒ/ ]
  1. gather sponges, in the ocean
  2. erase with a sponge; as of words on a blackboard
  3. soak up with a sponge
  4. wipe with a sponge, so as to clean or moisten
  5. ask for and get free; be a parasite
  1. primitive multicellular marine animal whose porous body is supported by a fibrous skeletal framework; usually occurs in sessile colonies
  2. someone able to acquire new knowledge and skills rapidly and easily
    she soaks up foreign languages like a sponge
  3. 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
  4. a follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage
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How To Use sponge In A Sentence

  • We were like sponges; we absorbed knowledge eagerly after the ten-year void.
  • I dont know what these people keep talking about I bought sham wow and it SUCKS it just pushed the liquid around and did NOT absorb it at all, its a piece of crap use real car shammies, paper towels, sponges, or regular dishrags and you'd get way better results. Undefined
  • Mosely constructed a level three Menger sponge—in other words, a sponge after three iterations of cube removal figure F. HERE’S LOOKING AT EUCLID
  • Have a cool shower bath or a sponge bath when the temperature is high.
  • CJD results in the brain literally being turned into sponge-like, hole-filled tissue (the reason the disease is also known as spongiform encephalopathy). Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
  • The vagina and its neighbors, including the following: vagina, hymen, urethral sponge, fornix (part of the vagina), cervix, os (part of the cervix), and pubococcygeus (PC) muscle. OUR BODIES, OURSELVES
  • Marine sponges are an essential and highly diverse component of marine benthic communities, ranging from the euryhaline estuarine, to intertidal, to the deep-sea.
  • Sponge the woolly bits with neat washing-up liquid, suggests a reader who says her father used to deal with greenfly on his roses in this way.
  • And we have studies looking at organisms from sponges to sharks, looking at the food chain, both on the bottom of the ocean and also on the extreme layer of - a very thin layer called the neuston, the very surface of the ocean. Assessing The BP Spill's Impact
  • In budding, aggregates of cells differentiate into small sponges that are released superficially or expelled through the oscula.
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