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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

throw in the towel US English

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

sponge US Thesaurus

I'll sponge your face

bath sponge US English

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

boat sponge US English

A sea sponge native to the Mediterranean, Hippospongia communis (family Spongidae), widely harvested and prepared to produce a high quality, soft household and cosmetic sponge; also called honeycomb sponge.

iron sponge US English

= sponge-iron.

reef sponge US English

A small, rounded, dark-coloured sponge, Spongia obliqua (family Spongiidae), which grows on coral reefs in the Caribbean.

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-fly US English

= spongilla fly.

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

magic sponge US English

A sponge soaked in cold water and used to treat injured players on the field, so called because of its apparently universal efficacy.

river sponge US English

A freshwater sponge, specifically Ephydatia fluviatilis.

sponge cloth US English

Soft, lightly woven cloth with a slightly wrinkled surface

sponge rubber US English

Rubber latex processed into a spongelike substance

toilet sponge US English

A sponge of fine texture for washing.

platinum sponge US English

A grey spongy amorphous form of platinum obtained on heating ammonium chloroplatinate and used as a catalyst.

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

honeycomb sponge US English

Any of various marine sponges (in either their natural or dried state) which have some resemblance to honeycomb.

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