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Noun: scavenger  ska-vin-ju(r)
  1. A chemical agent that is added to a chemical mixture to counteract the effects of impurities
  2. Someone who collects things that have been discarded by others
    - magpie, pack rat
  3. Any animal that feeds on refuse and other decaying organic matter

Derived forms: scavengers

Type of: animal, animate being, beast, brute, chemical agent, creature, fauna, hoarder

Encyclopedia: Scavenger