scrubber

1 [skruhb-er]
noun
1.
a person who scrubs.
2.
a device or process for removing pollutants from smoke or gas produced by burning high-sulfur fuels.
3.
a machine or appliance used in scrubbing: an automatic floor scrubber.

Origin:
1830–40; scrub1 + -er1

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scrubber

2 [skruhb-er]
noun
1.
a mongrel, especially a mongrel steer.
2.
a thin or stunted steer.
3.
Australian.
a.
an inhabitant of the bush.
b.
any domestic animal that has run off into the bush and become wild, especially a steer.

Origin:
1855–60; scrub2 + -er1

scrubber

3 [skruhb-er]
noun British Slang.
a prostitute or promiscuous woman.

Origin:
1955–60; variously explained as sense development of either scrubber1 or scrubber2; compare earlier scrub in same sense

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scrubber1 (ˈskrʌbə)
 
n
1.  a person or thing that scrubs
2.  an apparatus for purifying a gas
3.  derogatory, slang (Brit), (Austral) a promiscuous woman

scrubber2 (ˈskrʌbə)
 
n
(Austral) a domestic animal, esp a bullock, that has run wild in the bush
 
[C19: from scrub²]

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For kitchen cleanup you will need soap, a scrubber, a dish drainer and hand
  towels.
The acid-gas scrubber removes pollutants from the smoke.
Create a luxurious body scrubber for use in the shower.
The power plant's sulfur-dioxide scrubber produces gypsum as a by-product,
  which is used by a nearby wallboard manufacturer.
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