- dough raised with yeast, especially before kneading, as for bread.
- a light, sweet pudding of a porous texture, made with gelatin, eggs, fruit juice or other flavoring material, etc.
verb (used with object), sponged, spong·ing.
verb (used without object), sponged, spong·ing.
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Origin of sponge
OTHER WORDS FROM spongesponge·less, adjectivesponge·like, adjectivespong·ing·ly, adverbun·sponged, adjective
Words nearby sponge
Example sentences from the Web for sponge
Picture the technology as a sort of giant sponge inserted just below ground level.A Norwegian Startup Is Turning Dry Deserts Into Fertile Cropland|Vanessa Bates Ramirez|August 19, 2020|Singularity Hub
They use sea sponges to protect their beaks while rooting for food on the seafloor.Dolphins can learn from their peers how to use shells as tools|Jack J. Lee|August 6, 2020|Science News For Students
Santa snacks on rice pudding in Denmark, sponge cake in Chile, Kulkuls in India, and mince pies in the U.K.
The sponge players who followed Satoh are fine athletes, but the games they play have been generally unwatchable.
Most of the great players switched to sponge—but year after year, sponge leapfrogged from one technology to another.
Cook at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes until golden brown and the sponge springs back when lightly pressed.
I have no idea how they made it; it was coconut milk poofed into a sponge.
This sponge is specially employed for the toilet, and its price is high.The Ocean World:|Louis Figuier
Sift flour several times before using for sponge cake, as tins causes the flour to become lighter.
What is more, the Sultan looked upon the governor himself as nothing better than a sponge.
The goodness of all delicate cake, but specially of sponge, depends very much upon its being made with fresh eggs.The Young Housekeeper's Friend|Mrs. (Mary Hooker) Cornelius
This sponge will absorb readily the gross impurities of the water, and can easily be taken out and cleaned once or twice a week.
British Dictionary definitions for sponge
Derived forms of spongespongelike, adjective
Word Origin for sponge
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Idioms and Phrases with sponge
In addition to the idiom beginning with sponge
- sponge on
- throw in the sponge