HyperDic: scavenger

English > 3 senses of the word scavenger:
NOUNsubstancescavengera chemical agent that is added to a chemical mixture to counteract the effects of impurities
person scavenger, magpie, pack ratsomeone who collects things that have been discarded by others
animalscavengerany animal that feeds on refuse and other decaying organic matter
scavenger > pronunciation
Soundsskae'vahnjher
RhymesAlger ... wager: 53 rhymes with jher...
English > scavenger: 3 senses > noun 1, substance
MeaningA chemical agent that is added to a chemical mixture to counteract the effects of impurities.
Broaderchemical agentAn agent that produces chemical reactions
Verbsscavengeremove unwanted substances from
English > scavenger: 3 senses > noun 2, person
Meaningsomeone who collects things that have been discarded by others.
Synonymsmagpie, pack rat
BroaderhoarderA person who accumulates things and hides them away for future use
Spanishbasurero
Catalangarsa
Verbsscavengecollect discarded or refused material
English > scavenger: 3 senses > noun 3, animal
MeaningAny animal that feeds on refuse and other decaying organic matter.
Narrowerbottom-feederA scavenger that feeds low on the food chain
Broaderanimal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, faunaA living organism characterized by voluntary movement
Spanishcarroñero
Catalancarronyaire, carronyer
Verbsscavengefeed on carrion or refuse

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