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verb (used with object)
to take or gather (something usable) from discarded material.
to cleanse of filth, as a street.
to expel burnt gases from (the cylinder of an internal-combustion engine).
to purify (molten metal) by introducing a substance that will combine chemically with impurities.
verb (used without object)
to act as a
(of an engine or cylinder) to become scavenged of burnt gases.
to search, especially for food.
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Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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, it makes sense herbivores can supplement their protein this way.
We did witness a little horseplay between a few of them as they were
The fund could well become a target for politicians used to
for the wherewithal to buy votes.
And a lot of people simply feel more connected by
for conversational scraps from their friends.
carnivores and raptors can be found feeding in the wake of these tidal bores.
On the seafloor,
crabs feast on leftovers.
British Dictionary definitions for
to search for (anything usable) among discarded material
) to purify (a molten metal) by bubbling a suitable gas through it. The gas may be inert or may react with the impurities
to clean up filth from (streets, etc)
) to act as a scavenger for (atoms, molecules, ions, radicals, etc)
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