Synonyms of sponge


1. sponge, absorbent material, absorbent

usage: 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

2. quick study, sponge, learner, scholar, assimilator

usage: someone able to acquire new knowledge and skills rapidly and easily; "she soaks up foreign languages like a sponge"

3. leech, parasite, sponge, sponger, follower

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

4. sponge, poriferan, parazoan, invertebrate

usage: primitive multicellular marine animal whose porous body is supported by a fibrous skeletal framework; usually occurs in sessile colonies


1. sponge, wipe, pass over

usage: wipe with a sponge, so as to clean or moisten

2. mooch, bum, cadge, grub, sponge, obtain

usage: ask for and get free; be a parasite

3. sponge, erase, rub out, score out, efface, wipe off

usage: erase with a sponge; as of words on a blackboard

4. sponge, wipe up, mop up, mop

usage: soak up with a sponge

5. sponge, gather, garner, collect, pull together

usage: gather sponges, in the ocean

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Definition and meaning of sponge (Dictionary)