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sponging

  1. present participle of sponge

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sponging (plural spongings)

  1. The application of a sponge.
    • 1815, William Shearman, New Medical and Physical Journal
      I have employed cold air, and very often spongings with cold water, in order to moderate the preternatural heat of the skin, and to check the increased velocity of the circulation.