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n. - Any one of numerous species of Spongiae, or Porifera. See Illust. and Note under Spongiae. 2
n. - The elastic fibrous skeleton of many species of horny Spongiae (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. 2
n. - One who lives upon others; a pertinaceous and indolent dependent; a parasite; a sponger. 2
n. - Any spongelike substance. 2
n. - 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. 2
n. - Iron from the puddling furnace, in a pasty condition. 2
n. - Iron ore, in masses, reduced but not melted or worked. 2
n. - 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. 2
n. - The extremity, or point, of a horseshoe, answering to the heel. 2
v. t. - To cleanse or wipe with a sponge; as, to sponge a slate or a cannon; to wet with a sponge; as, to sponge cloth. 2
v. t. - To wipe out with a sponge, as letters or writing; to efface; to destroy all trace of. 2
v. t. - Fig.: To deprive of something by imposition. 2
v. t. - Fig.: To get by imposition or mean arts without cost; as, to sponge a breakfast. 2
v. i. - To suck in, or imbile, as a sponge. 2
v. i. - Fig.: To gain by mean arts, by intrusion, or hanging on; as, an idler sponges on his neighbor. 2
v. i. - To be converted, as dough, into a light, spongy mass by the agency of yeast, or leaven. 2

The word "sponge" uses 6 letters: E G N O P S.

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Words formed by adding one letter before or after sponge (in bold), or to egnops in any order:
d -   sponged   e -   pongees   i -   epigons   pigeons   pingoes   r -   presong   sponger   s -   sponges  

Shorter words found within sponge:
ego   egos   en   eng   engs   ens   eon   eons   epos   es   gen   gens   go   goes   gone   gos   ne   no   noes   nog   nogs   nope   nos   nose   oe   oes   on   one   ones   ons   op   ope   open   opens   opes   ops   os   ose   pe   peg   pegs   pen   pengo   pens   peon   peons   pes   peso   pone   pones   pong   pongs   pons   pose   seg   segno   sego   sen   snog   so   son   sone   song   sop  

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