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Synonyms for sponge

sponge off someone

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Synonyms for sponge

one who depends on another for support without reciprocating

to take advantage of the generosity of others

Synonyms for sponge

a porous mass of interlacing fibers that forms the internal skeleton of various marine animals and usable to absorb water or any porous rubber or cellulose product similarly used

someone able to acquire new knowledge and skills rapidly and easily

a follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage

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primitive multicellular marine animal whose porous body is supported by a fibrous skeletal framework

wipe with a sponge, so as to clean or moisten

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ask for and get free

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erase with a sponge

soak up with a sponge

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gather sponges, in the ocean

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The researchers also used a separate method called fluorescence in situ hybridization "which uses fluorescent probes that bind to specific parts of DNA - coupled with confocal laser scanning microscopy, to visualize a close-up image of the bacteria within the sponge.
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The sponge has taken a different form where some handmade factories cut it into two and sew it with a soft piece of fabric," Sousi explained.
Baker's Selection Cookie and Cream Sponge Pudding (400g), Asda, PS2.
Sponge samples were further collected at Fsar reef, Thuwal, Red Sea, Saudi Arabia (22[degrees]23'N; 39[degrees]03'E) ("RS") in 2010 (Table 1).
When the cakes are cool, spread the jam on one of the sponge cakes (if using) and spread half of the whipped cream on top.
The ObGyn was negligent for leaving the sponge in the patient's abdomen, and for not responding to her complaints by determining the cause of her pain.
In the fall and winter months, the larger framework of the sponge deteriorates and gemmules form.
It has developed practices, including its own manual sponge management system called Sponge ACCOUNTing, and provides other practice and technological recommendations to help hospitals achieve zero retained items.
9 percent more bacteria were eliminated than with the other methods tested (such as steeping a sponge in a 10 percent bleach solution for three minutes, or in lemon juice for one minute).
A complete genetic catalog of the sponge Amphimedon queenslandica suggests that the first animals already had a complex kit of genetic tools at their disposal.
15 june 2010 - Indian credit rating agency CRISIL assigned yesterday ratings of D and of P5 to various bank facilities of B R Sponge & Power Ltd.
To bolster its claims, AbTech Industtries, the manufacturer of the wonder sponge, plans to deploy 2,50.
Vincent Hospital has taken to reduce the chances of leaving sponges in patients is the use of a new device that can detect a sponge before surgery is completed.
Surgical staff can be held personally liable for the incident, and in terms of patient safety, leaving a sponge in a patient can have serious health consequences--organ damage, sepsis and death.