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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

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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.