sponge up

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Verb1.sponge up - absorb as if with a sponge; "sponge up the spilled milk on the counter"
imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck up, absorb, suck, take up, take in, draw - take in, also metaphorically; "The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister's words"
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Developed in the early 1980s, the sponge is a hormone-free over-the-counter device that was extremely popular when it was taken off the market in 1995 after American Home Products opted to discontinue the product rather than spend the substantial amount needed to bring the factory equipment used to make the sponge up to Food and Drug Administration standards.