HyperDic: scavenge

English > 4 senses of the word scavenge:
VERBcontactscavengeclean refuse from
contactscavenge, salvagecollect discarded or refused material
consumptionscavengefeed on carrion or refuse
changescavenge, cleanremove unwanted substances from
scavenge > pronunciation
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English > scavenge: 4 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningclean refuse from.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"Scavenge a street"
Broaderclean, make cleanmake clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from
Spanishlimpiar las calles, recoger la basura, remover basuras
English > scavenge: 4 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningCollect discarded or refused material.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThe men scavenge the area for animals; The men scavenge for animals in the area
Example"She scavenged the garbage cans for food"
Broadergather, garner, collect, pull togetherAssemble or get together
Spanishhurgar, rebuscar
Nounsscavengersomeone who collects things that have been discarded by others
English > scavenge: 4 senses > verb 3, consumption
Meaningfeed on carrion or refuse.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"hyenas scavenge"
Broaderfeed, giveGive food to
Spanishcomer carroña
Nounsscavengerany animal that feeds on refuse and other decaying organic matter
English > scavenge: 4 senses > verb 4, change
MeaningRemove unwanted substances from.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Categorychemistry, chemical scienceThe science of matter
Broaderremove, take, take away, withdrawRemove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
Spanishlimpiar, purificar
Catalannetejar, purificar
Nounsscavengera chemical agent that is added to a chemical mixture to counteract the effects of impurities

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