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Synonyms for sponge

sponge off someone


Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

Synonyms for sponge

one who depends on another for support without reciprocating

to take advantage of the generosity of others

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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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Superselective embolisations of the left occipital artery, superficial temporal artery and middle meningeal artery were taken with absorbable gelatin sponge particles.
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.
The approved indication for the fibrin sealant is for use with an absorbable gelatin sponge; it is the first spray-dried fibrin sealant approved by the FDA, according to its statement.