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Meaning of SCAVENGE

Pronunciation:  'skavinj

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  remove unwanted substances from, as in chemistry
  2. [v]  feed on carrion or refuse; of some animals
  3. [v]  collect discarded or refused material; "She scavenged the garbage cans for food"
  4. [v]  clean refuse from; "Scavenge a street"
 

SCAVENGE is a 8 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: clean, salvage
 
 See Also: clean, collect, feed, garner, gather, give, make clean, pull together, remove, take, take away, withdraw

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Scav"enge\, v. i. (Internal-combustion Engines)
    To remove the burned gases from the cylinder after a working
    stroke; as, this engine does not scavenge well.
    
    
  2. \Scav"enge\, v. t.
    To remove (burned gases) from the cylinder after a working
    stroke.
    
    
  3. \Scav"enge\, v. t.
    To cleanse, as streets, from filth. --C. Kingsley.
    
    
    
    
 

 

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