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sponge US English

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

sponge US Thesaurus

I'll sponge your face

throw in the towel US English

(Of boxers or their seconds) throw a towel (or sponge) into the ring as a token of defeat

bath sponge US English

A marine sponge of warm waters, the fibrous skeleton of which is used as a sponge for washing

sponge bag US English

A toilet bag

sponge bath US English

An all-over washing, as given to a person confined to bed, done with a wet sponge or washcloth rather than in a tub or shower

sponge cake US English

A soft, light cake, especially one made from a batter containing eggs which have been beaten into a foamy consistency

sponge tree US English

Another term for huisache.

glass sponge US English

A deep-water sponge which has a skeleton of intricately shaped spines of silica that may fuse to form a filmy lattice with a glass-like appearance

sponge cloth US English

Soft, lightly woven cloth with a slightly wrinkled surface

sponge rubber US English

Rubber latex processed into a spongelike substance

sponge pudding US English

See sponge3noun3noun3noun.

Victoria sponge US English

A cake consisting of two layers of sponge made with additional fat and filled with jam

vegetable sponge US English

Another term for loofah.

throw in the towel in throw US English

(Of boxers or their seconds) throw a towel (or sponge) into the ring as a token of defeat