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sponge rubber a light porous spongelike rubber used in rubber balls, gaskets, insulation, and the like; foam rubber.
spongiform resembling a sponge in appearance or texture.
spongy resembling a sponge in lightness, porosity, absorbency, or esp. resiliency.
sponson a structure projecting from the side of a ship or boat, esp. a gun platform, or an air chamber on the gunwale of a canoe that prevents capsizing. [2 definitions]
sponsor a person or group who assumes responsibility for someone or something. [5 definitions]
spontaneity an unforced, unplanned quality of behavior, or a willingness to behave in a way that is not thought out beforehand. [2 definitions]
spontaneous happening freely or done by impulse; not forced. [3 definitions]
spontaneous combustion the ignition of a substance or material, such as oily cloths or wet hay, caused by the rapid increase of heat from chemical reactions in the substance.
spontaneous generation the theory that living organisms can be created entirely from inanimate matter; abiogenesis.
spoof a humorous imitation; good-natured mocking; lampoon. [5 definitions]
spook (informal) a ghost; phantom. [4 definitions]
spooky eerie and mysterious; weirdly disturbing.
spool a cylindrical object, usu. with a rim on each end, on which thread, tape, wire, photographic film, or the like is wound. [3 definitions]
spoon a utensil with a small shallow bowl at the end of a handle, used for eating, stirring, serving, or measuring. [4 definitions]
spoonbill any of several large wading birds that have a long, flat, spoon-shaped bill. [2 definitions]
spoondrift spindrift.
spoonerism a usu. unintentional switching of the initial sounds of two or more words, such as "sped rot" for "red spot".
spoon-fed fed by a spoon, esp. with liquid or semiliquid food. [2 definitions]
spoon-feed to feed with a spoon, esp. with liquid or semiliquid food. [2 definitions]
spoonful the amount a spoon can hold.
spoor the track, trail, or droppings of a wild animal.