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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

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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

References in periodicals archive ?
Twenty-four (92%) reported using oxidized cellulose polymer (Surgicel), 11 (42%) using absorbable gelatin sponge (Gelfoam), 9 (35%) using gelatin and thrombin matrix (Floseal), and 3 (12%) using thrombin and fibrinogen (Tisseel).
Evithrom is applied to the surface of bleeding tissue and can be used with an absorbable gelatin sponge.
Venous bleeding or oozing from the uterine incision that is unresponsive to suturing can often be contained by placing a piece of absorbable gelatin sponge (Gelfoam; Pfizer, New York City) over the bleeding site.
The use of fibrin glue was precluded by the family's religious beliefs, so the oval window niche and middle ear were filled with absorbable gelatin sponge to support the reduction.
Approval was based on a study of 719 people undergoing different types of surgical procedures, which showed that use of the fibrin sealant with an absorbable gelatin sponge reduced the time required to achieve hemostasis, compared with the use of a sponge alone.
The literature also reports use of isobutyl-2 cyanoacrylate plus isophendylate (Pantopaque), polyvinyl alcohol, or an absorbable gelatin sponge in embolization.