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British pronunciation/spˈʌnd‍ʒ/
American pronunciation/ˈspəndʒ/
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a marine invertebrate with a body full of holes through which water can circulate and nutrients can be absorbed

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What is a "sponge"?

A sponge is a simple multicellular organism that belongs to the phylum Porifera. They are characterized by their porous body structure, which is made up of numerous tiny openings called pores. Sponges can be found in a variety of marine environments, from shallow coastal waters to the depths of the ocean. They have a remarkable ability to filter water and extract nutrients from it using specialized cells called choanocytes. Sponges come in a wide range of sizes, shapes, and colors, with some species forming intricate and beautiful structures. They play important ecological roles by providing habitats and serving as filter feeders, helping to maintain water quality and biodiversity. Despite their seemingly simple appearance, sponges possess unique biological features and are a fascinating group of organisms in the marine ecosystem.

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a porous, absorbent material made of cellulose or other materials used for cleaning, washing, or applying liquid substances

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a porous material used by artists to apply and blend paints by soaking up paint and releasing it onto a surface

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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

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

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someone able to acquire new knowledge and skills rapidly and easily

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wipe with a sponge, so as to clean or moisten

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erase with a sponge; as of words on a blackboard

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soak up with a sponge

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gather sponges, in the ocean

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ask for and get free; be a parasite

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The sponge absorbed the spilled water from the countertop.
The sponge can take up spills on various surfaces in the kitchen.
The sponge was able to take up the spilled milk from the floor.
The sponge took the spilled juice in without leaving any visible stains.
The sponge was left to soak up the spilled water on the kitchen counter.
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