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Spray vs. Sponge

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Spray

Water or other liquid moving in a mass of dispersed droplets, as from a wave.
Jun 02, 2022

Sponge

Sponges, the members of the phylum Porifera (; meaning 'pore bearer'), are a basal animal clade as a sister of the Diploblasts. They are multicellular organisms that have bodies full of pores and channels allowing water to circulate through them, consisting of jelly-like mesohyl sandwiched between two thin layers of cells.
Jun 02, 2022

Spray

A moving mass of particles or projectiles
A spray of bullets.
Jun 02, 2022

Sponge

Any of numerous aquatic, chiefly marine filter-feeding invertebrate animals of the phylum Porifera, characteristically having a porous skeleton composed of fibrous material or siliceous or calcareous spicules and often forming colonies attached to an underwater surface. Also called poriferan.
Jun 02, 2022

Spray

A fine jet of liquid discharged from a pressurized container.
Jun 02, 2022
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Sponge

A piece of the absorbent skeleton of certain of these organisms, or a piece of plastic or another material that is similar in absorbency, used for cleaning, bathing, and other purposes.
Jun 02, 2022

Spray

A pressurized container; an atomizer.
Jun 02, 2022

Sponge

Metal in a porous, brittle form, as after the removal of other metals in processing, used as a raw material in manufacturing.
Jun 02, 2022

Spray

Any of numerous commercial products, including paints, cosmetics, and insecticides, that are dispensed from containers in this manner.
Jun 02, 2022

Sponge

A gauze pad used to absorb blood and other fluids, as in surgery or the dressing of a wound.
Jun 02, 2022

Spray

A small branch bearing buds, flowers, or berries.
Jun 02, 2022

Sponge

A small absorbent contraceptive pad that contains a spermicide and is placed against the cervix of the uterus before sexual intercourse.
Jun 02, 2022

Spray

Something, such as a decorative motif, that resembles such a branch.
Jun 02, 2022

Sponge

Dough that has been or is being leavened.
Jun 02, 2022

Spray

To disperse (a liquid, for example) in a mass or jet of droplets, particles, or small pieces.
Jun 02, 2022

Sponge

A light cake, such as sponge cake.
Jun 02, 2022

Spray

To apply a spray to (a surface); hit with a spray.
Jun 02, 2022

Sponge

(Informal) One who habitually depends on others for one's own maintenance.
Jun 02, 2022

Spray

To discharge sprays of liquid.
Jun 02, 2022

Sponge

(Slang) A person who drinks large amounts of alcohol.
Jun 02, 2022

Spray

To be directed or dispersed in a spray.
Jun 02, 2022

Sponge

To moisten, wipe, or clean with a sponge or cloth
Sponge off the table.
Jun 02, 2022

Spray

(Zoology) To urinate on various objects as a way of marking territory.
Jun 02, 2022

Sponge

To remove or absorb with a sponge or cloth
Sponge off the sweat.
Sponge up the mess.
Jun 02, 2022

Spray

A fine, gentle, dispersed mist of liquid.
The sailor could feel the spray from the waves.
Jun 02, 2022

Sponge

To apply or daub with a sponge
Sponge paint on the wall.
Jun 02, 2022

Spray

(figuratively) Something resembling a spray of liquid.
Jun 02, 2022

Sponge

(Informal) To obtain free, as by begging or freeloading
Sponge a meal.
Jun 02, 2022

Spray

(countable) A pressurized container; an atomizer.
Jun 02, 2022

Sponge

To harvest sponges.
Jun 02, 2022

Spray

(countable) Any of numerous commercial products, including paints, cosmetics, and insecticides, that are dispensed from containers in this manner.
Jun 02, 2022

Sponge

(Informal) To obtain something such as food or money by relying on the generosity of others
Sponged off her parents.
Jun 02, 2022

Spray

A jet of fine medicated vapour, used either as an application to a diseased part or to charge the air of a room with a disinfectant or a deodorizer.
Jun 02, 2022

Sponge

(countable) Any of various marine invertebrates of the phylum Porifera, that have a porous skeleton often of silica.
Jun 02, 2022

Spray

A side channel or branch of the runner of a flask, made to distribute the metal to all parts of the mold.
Jun 02, 2022

Sponge

(countable) A piece of porous material used for washing (originally made from the invertebrates, now often made of plastic).
Jun 02, 2022

Spray

A group of castings made in the same mold and connected by sprues formed in the runner and its branches.
Jun 02, 2022

Sponge

(uncountable) A porous material such as sponges consist of.
Jun 02, 2022

Spray

The allocation and filling of blocks of memory with the same byte sequence, hoping to establish that sequence in a certain predetermined location as part of an exploit.
Jun 02, 2022

Sponge

(informal) A heavy drinker.
Jun 02, 2022

Spray

(Australia) A loud scolding or reprimand, usually delivered by a sports coach or similar figure.
Jun 02, 2022

Sponge

A type of light cake.
Jun 02, 2022

Spray

(countable) A small branch of flowers or berries.
The bridesmaid carried a spray of lily-of-the-valley.
Jun 02, 2022

Sponge

A type of steamed pudding.
Jun 02, 2022

Spray

(countable) A collective body of small branches.
The tree has a beautiful spray.
Jun 02, 2022

Sponge

(slang) A person who takes advantage of the generosity of others (abstractly imagined to absorb or soak up the money or efforts of others like a sponge).
Jun 02, 2022

Spray

(uncountable) Branches and twigs collectively; foliage.
Jun 02, 2022

Sponge

A person who readily absorbs ideas.
Jun 02, 2022

Spray

An orchard.
Jun 02, 2022

Sponge

(countable) A form of contraception that is inserted vaginally; a contraceptive sponge.
Jun 02, 2022

Spray

(countable) An ornament or design that resembles a branch.
Jun 02, 2022

Sponge

Any sponge-like substance.
Jun 02, 2022

Spray

(transitive) To project a liquid in a dispersive manner toward something.
The firemen sprayed the house.
Using a water cannon, the national guard sprayed the protesters.
Jun 02, 2022

Sponge

(baking) Dough before it is kneaded and formed into loaves, and after it is converted into a light, spongy mass by the agency of the yeast or leaven.
Jun 02, 2022

Spray

(ergative) To project in a dispersive manner.
Spray some ointment on that scratch.
The water sprayed out of the hose.
Jun 02, 2022

Sponge

Iron from the puddling furnace, in a pasty condition.
Jun 02, 2022

Spray

To project many small items dispersively.
Jun 02, 2022

Sponge

Iron ore, in masses, reduced but not melted or worked.
Jun 02, 2022

Spray

To urinate in order to mark territory.
Jun 02, 2022

Sponge

A mop for cleaning the bore of a cannon after a discharge. It consists of a cylinder of wood, covered with sheepskin with the wool on, or cloth with a heavy looped nap, and having a handle, or staff.
Jun 02, 2022

Spray

To allocate blocks of memory from (a heap, etc.), and fill them with the same byte sequence, hoping to establish that sequence in a certain predetermined location as part of an exploit.
To spray the heap of a target process
Jun 02, 2022

Sponge

The extremity, or point, of a horseshoe, corresponding to the heel.
Jun 02, 2022

Spray

To pass (a ball), usually laterally across the field and often a long distance.
Jun 02, 2022

Sponge

(slang) A nuclear power plant worker routinely exposed to radiation.
Jun 02, 2022

Spray

To kick (a ball) poorly and in an unintended direction.
Jun 02, 2022

Sponge

To take advantage of the kindness of others.
He has been sponging off his friends for a month now.
Jun 02, 2022

Spray

To give unwanted advice.
Jun 02, 2022

Sponge

To get by imposition; to scrounge.
To sponge a breakfast
Jun 02, 2022

Spray

A small shoot or branch; a twig.
The painted birds, companions of the spring,Hopping from spray to spray, were heard to sing.
Jun 02, 2022

Sponge

(transitive) To deprive (somebody) of something by imposition.
Jun 02, 2022

Spray

A collective body of small branches, or cut flowers with long stems; as, the tree has a beautiful spray; many sprays were sent in condolence to teh funeral home.
And from the trees did lop the needless spray.
Jun 02, 2022

Sponge

To clean, soak up, or dab with a sponge.
Jun 02, 2022

Spray

A side channel or branch of the runner of a flask, made to distribute the metal in all parts of the mold.
Jun 02, 2022

Sponge

To suck in, or imbibe, like a sponge.
Jun 02, 2022

Spray

Water flying in small drops or particles, as by the force of wind, or the dashing of waves, or from a waterfall, and the like.
Jun 02, 2022

Sponge

To wipe out with a sponge, as letters or writing; to efface; to destroy all trace of.
Jun 02, 2022

Spray

A jet of fine medicated vapor, used either as an application to a diseased part or to charge the air of a room with a disinfectant or a deodorizer.
Jun 02, 2022

Sponge

To be converted, as dough, into a light, spongy mass by the agency of yeast or leaven.
Jun 02, 2022

Spray

To let fall in the form of spray.
Jun 02, 2022

Sponge

To use a piece of wild sponge as a tool when foraging for food.
Jun 02, 2022

Spray

To throw spray upon; to treat with a liquid in the form of spray; as, to spray a wound, or a surgical instrument, with carbolic acid.
Jun 02, 2022

Sponge

Any one of numerous species of Spongiæ, or Porifera. See Illust. and Note under Spongiæ.
Jun 02, 2022

Spray

A pesticide in suspension or solution; intended for spraying
Jun 02, 2022

Sponge

The elastic fibrous skeleton of many species of horny Spongiæ (Keratosa), used for many purposes, especially the varieties of the genus Spongia. The most valuable sponges are found in the Mediterranean and the Red Sea, and on the coasts of Florida and the West Indies.
Jun 02, 2022

Spray

A dispenser that turns a liquid (such as perfume) into a fine spray
Jun 02, 2022

Sponge

One who lives upon others; a pertinacious and indolent dependent; a parasite; a sponger.
Jun 02, 2022

Spray

A quantity of small objects flying through the air;
A spray of bullets
Jun 02, 2022

Sponge

Any spongelike substance.
Jun 02, 2022

Spray

Flower arrangement consisting of a single branch or shoot bearing flowers and foliage
Jun 02, 2022

Sponge

A mop for cleaning the bore of a cannon after a discharge. It consists of a cylinder of wood, covered with sheepskin with the wool on, or cloth with a heavy looped nap, and having a handle, or staff.
Jun 02, 2022

Spray

Water in small drops in the atmosphere; blown from waves or thrown up by a waterfall
Jun 02, 2022

Sponge

The extremity, or point, of a horseshoe, answering to the heel.
Jun 02, 2022

Spray

A jet of vapor
Jun 02, 2022

Sponge

To cleanse or wipe with a sponge; as, to sponge a slate or a cannon; to wet with a sponge; as, to sponge cloth.
Jun 02, 2022

Spray

Be discharged in sprays of liquid;
Water sprayed all over the floor
Jun 02, 2022

Sponge

To wipe out with a sponge, as letters or writing; to efface; to destroy all trace of.
Jun 02, 2022

Spray

Scatter in a mass or jet of droplets;
Spray water on someone
Spray paint on the wall
Jun 02, 2022

Sponge

Fig.: To deprive of something by imposition.
Jun 02, 2022

Spray

Cover by spraying with a liquid;
Spray the wall with paint
Jun 02, 2022

Sponge

Fig.: To get by imposition or mean arts without cost; as, to sponge a breakfast.
Jun 02, 2022

Sponge

To suck in, or imbibe, as a sponge.
Jun 02, 2022

Sponge

Fig.: To gain by mean arts, by intrusion, or hanging on; as, an idler sponges on his neighbor.
The fly is an intruder, and a common smell-feast, that sponges upon other people's trenchers.
Jun 02, 2022

Sponge

To be converted, as dough, into a light, spongy mass by the agency of yeast, or leaven.
Jun 02, 2022

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
Jun 02, 2022

Sponge

Someone able to acquire new knowledge and skills rapidly and easily;
She soaks up foreign languages like a sponge
Jun 02, 2022

Sponge

A follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage
Jun 02, 2022

Sponge

Primitive multicellular marine animal whose porous body is supported by a fibrous skeletal framework; usually occurs in sessile colonies
Jun 02, 2022

Sponge

Wipe with a sponge, so as to clean or moisten
Jun 02, 2022

Sponge

Ask for and get free; be a parasite
Jun 02, 2022

Sponge

Erase with a sponge; as of words on a blackboard
Jun 02, 2022

Sponge

Soak up with a sponge
Jun 02, 2022

Sponge

Gather sponges, in the ocean
Jun 02, 2022

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