- 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
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How to use sponge in a sentence
Clean the skillet immediately after each use while it is still warm, by hand, using hot water and a sponge.Hints From Heloise: Sanitizing and disinfecting aren’t the same thing|Heloise Heloise|October 29, 2020|Washington Post
I then apply a base coat of paint using a makeup sponge — latex has been added to the paint to allow flexibility and avoid cracking — over the entire mask.
This design is great for those accustomed to using a sponge, and it’s still tough enough to clean even the toughest of surfaces—like the grill after a cookout, or the cast iron after a fish dry.Metal scrubbers to keep your cast iron skillet in pristine condition|PopSci Commerce Team|September 23, 2020|Popular Science
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
Swift hopes that playing the victim, the perky sponge of “hate,” sells.
No mayonnaise, only butter, which had been absorbed, sponge-style, into the bun.My Big, Buttery Lobster Roll Rumble: We Came, We Clawed, We Conquered|Scott Bixby|June 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Santa snacks on rice pudding in Denmark, sponge cake in Chile, Kulkuls in India, and mince pies in the U.K.
What do a smiley-face shaped sponge, a toilet training device for cats, and a hands-free umbrella have in common?‘Shark Tank’: Robert Herjavec talks Money, Mark Cuban & Racing Cars|Anna Klassen|October 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
More important, his crusade against sponge paddles saved his beloved sport from an unwatchable fate.Marty Reisman: The Magical Hustler Who Saved a Classic Game|Harold Evans|December 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Aristide called on Madame Coquereau, who entertained him with sweet Frontignan wine, dry sponge cakes and conversation.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
There was set there a vessel full of vinegar: so they put a sponge full of the vinegar upon hyssop, and brought it to his mouth.His Last Week|William E. Barton
One day she thought her papa's hat looked rough and rusty: so what did she do but wash it with a sponge wet in water.
After it is on the bottle, take some of the best sweet oil and with a clean sponge wet the lace thoroughly to the inmost folds.
Finish them by dipping a sponge into a size, made by boiling isinglass in water, and rub the wrong side.
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