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Verb: scavenge  ska-vinj
  1. Clean refuse from
    "Scavenge a street"
     
  2. Collect discarded or refused material
    "She scavenged the garbage cans for food";
    - salvage
     
  3. Feed on carrion or refuse
    "hyenas scavenge"
     
  4. (chemistry) remove impurities from, esp. by a chemical reaction
    - clean
     
  5. Expel the exhaust gases from the cylinder of an internal combustion engine on the return stroke

Derived forms: scavenging, scavenged, scavenges

Type of: clean, collect, feed, garner, gather, give, make clean, pull together, remove, take, take away, withdraw

Encyclopedia: Scavenge