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A kind of sea animal that is full of holes and can soak up much water. Also: A pad used to soak up liquid.

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Usage examples (39)
  • I used a sponge to wipe the table after we did the chemistry experiment.
  • She soaks up foreign languages like a sponge
  • The sponge is used to Saturate/Desaturate a value.
  • PALCA: So the sponge is something called Discodermia dissoluta.
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