- 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.
Words nearby sponge
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Origin of sponge
OTHER WORDS FROM spongesponge·less, adjectivesponge·like, adjectivespong·ing·ly, adverbun·sponged, adjective
Examples from the Web for sponging
The biggest pre-election issue, Haredi sponging and shirking of military service, was captured by Yair Lapid.
There was one time a law at Athens, which a good deal nonplussed these sponging gentlemen so appropriately called Flies.
Sponging all over with warm vinegar is also a most invigorating thing.Papers on Health|John Kirk
That consumptive night-sweats may be arrested by sponging the body nightly in salt water.The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887)|Mrs. F.L. Gillette
British Dictionary definitions for sponging
Derived forms of spongespongelike, adjective
Word Origin for sponge
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Idioms and Phrases with sponging
In addition to the idiom beginning with sponge
- sponge on
- throw in the sponge