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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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In the present study, we describe a new type of whole-organism behavior for sponges-stolonial movement observed in the psychrophilic marine sponge Amphilectus lobatus--both in nature and in the laboratory.
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."
Time to prepare: 15-20 minutes Time to bake: 15-18 minutes for mini-sponges/25-30 minutes for one large sponge Bakes: 12 mini-sponges Equipment: For the minisponges, I'd recommend a Lakeland Plastics 12-hole loosebased mini-sandwich tin.
The pressure and irritation on the intestines can hamper the blood supply and lead to gangrene of the bowel loops with the sponge eroding through its walls into the lumen.
A retained foreign body is found in every 1,000 to 10,000 surgical interventions, of which 75% cases are seen after abdominal or pelvic surgery.2 Migration of a retained surgical sponge into the bowel is rare compared to abscess formation.
"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.
This multi-purpose sponge is ideal for blending and is carefully shaped for precise application of foundation.
Lemon Curd Sponge Puddings (2x110g), Sainsbury's, PS1, A good size and the sponge was light while the hot lemon curd was sweet but with a slight zing.
"Isfahan's Mobarakeh Steel Company became the world's 2nd largest sponge iron producer by producing 14.528 tons of sponge iron," Sobhani said.
Sit the sponge on a large plate (cut to size if need be) and sprinkle with a few tablespoons of PX sherry until nicely boozed up but in no way sodden.
Sweet Eve Strawberry Cream Victoria Sponge Cake (serves 4) Ingredients: 175g butter, soft; 175g caster sugar ; 3 eggs; 175g self-raising flour; 250ml double cream; 1 tsp vanilla bean paste, or vanilla extract; 1 tbsp icing sugar and extra for sifting; 400g Sweet Eve Strawberries; 4 tbsp strawberry jam (optional) Method: Pre-heat the oven to 180degC.
Preparation of Composite Sponge. Chitosan (1.0 g) was dissolved in 1% aqueous acetic acid (100 mL) to form a 1% chitosan solution (w/v) at room temperature.
* PATIENT'S CLAIM The nurses were negligent in failing to correctly count the sponges. 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.
Clypeatula cooperensis a new freshwater sponge (Porifera, Spongillidae) from the Rocky Mountains of Montana, USA.
MORE than a dozen new species of sea sponge have been discovered in waters dubbed Wales' version of the Great Barrier Reef.