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  Words related to sponge

Related / Similar Words: poriferan, parazoan, leech, parasite, sponger, quick study, mooch, bum, cadge, grub

 

Definition:
  • primitive multicellular marine animal whose porous body is supported by a fibrous skeletal framework; usually occurs in sessile colonies;
  • a follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage;
  • someone able to acquire new knowledge and skills rapidly and easily; "she soaks up foreign languages like a sponge";
  • a porous mass of interlacing fibers the forms the internal skeleton of various marine animals and usable to absorb water or any porous rubber or cellulose product similarly used;
  • gather sponges, in the ocean;
  • wipe with a sponge, so as to clean or moisten;
  • soak up with a sponge;
  • erase with a sponge; as of words on a blackboard;
  • ask for and get free; be a parasite;

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    Hyponyms: glass sponge, freeload

     

    Member Meronyms: Porifera, phylum Porifera

     

    Derivational Morphology: mooch, bum, cadge, grub, poriferan, parazoan, sponger, leech, parasite, moocher, cadger, scrounger, idler, loafer, do-nothing, layabout

     

    Language Translations:
    Bosnian: spužva   Chinese: 海綿  
    Croatian: spužva   Dutch: spons  
    Esperanto: spongo   Finnish: pesusieni  
    French: éponge   German: Schwamm  
    Greek: σφουγγάρι   Hebrew: סְפוֹג  
    Icelandic: svampur   Italian: spugna  
    Japanese: 海綿   Korean: 갯솜  
    Latin: spognia   Polish: gąbka  
    Portuguese: esponja   Russian: губка  
    Spanish: esponja   Telugu: స్పాంజి  
     
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