Definition of Sponging

1. Verb. (present participle of sponge) ¹



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Definition of Sponging

1. sponge [v] - See also: sponge

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sponging

spongey
spongia
spongier
spongiest
spongiform
spongiform encephalopathy
spongilla
spongillafly
spongily
sponginess
sponginesses
sponging (current term)
sponging-house
sponging-houses
spongins
spongio-
spongioblast
spongioblastoma
spongiocyte
spongiocytes
spongioid
spongiole
spongioles
spongiolite
spongiolites
spongiologist

Literary usage of Sponging

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1. Code of Ordinances of the City of New York by New York (N.Y.)., Arthur Fortunatus Cosby (1912)
"sponging. Section 442. Except as provided in section 444 of these regulations, it shall be unlawful for any person to conduct the business of "sponging" ..."

2. Exploration of the Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia: The Sources, Supply, and by Samuel White Baker, William Leonard Gage (1868)
"FORM A BAFT WITH THE sponging BATH. ON the 15th of September, the entire male population of Sofi ... The power of flotation of the sponging bath alone, ..."

3. Hydrotherapy by Guy Hinsdale (1910)
"sponging Before sponging a patient, note first the exact temperature. ... Commence the sponging at the face and neck, applying a cold compress at 60° F. ..."

4. The Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia, and the Sword Hunters of the Hamran Arabs by Samuel White Baker (1868)
"FORM A RAFT WITH THE sponging BATH. ON the loth September the entire male ... The power of flotation of the sponging bath alone I had proved would support a ..."

5. Treatment of the diseases of children by Charles Gilmore Kerley (1909)
"COLD sponging IN FEVER sponging with plain water, with salt water (a teaspoonful ... Cool sponging, 75° F. to 80° F., plain or medicated, is useful for two ..."

6. Yellow fever: Clinical Notes by Just Touatre (1898)
"COLD sponging.—After this, I give in person a cold sponging to the patient. ... A badly applied sponging does no good and gives no result. ..."

7. The elements of materia medica and therapeutics by Jonathan Pereira (1842)
"Cold,cool,or tepid washing or sponging, may be used in febrile diseases, ... Washing or sponging must be effected under precisely the same regulations as ..."

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