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Definition of sponge:

  1. A well- known porous substance much used for domestic purposes, being the skeleton of marine protozoa; a soft sponge- like substance for cleaning and wiping, & c.; one who pertinaciously lives upon others; bakers dough before it is finally kneaded and shaped to be baked into bread.
  2. To wipe or cleanse with a sponge; to wipe out completely; to imbibe or suck in; to gain by mean arts; to harass by extortion.


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  • clean (part of speech: adjective)

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