Definition of sponge noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    sponge

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    NAmE//spʌndʒ//
     
     
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  1. 1[countable] a piece of artificial or natural material that is soft and light and full of holes and can hold water easily, used for washing or cleaning a bath sponge (= to wash your body with in the bath) (figurative) His mind was like a sponge, ready to absorb anything.
  2. 2 [countable] a simple sea creature with a light body full of holes, from which natural sponge is obtained
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