verb (used with object), scavenged, scavenging.
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).
Metallurgy. to purify (molten metal) by introducing a substance that will combine chemically with impurities.
verb (used without object), scavenged, scavenging.
to act as a scavenger.
(of an engine or cylinder) to become scavenged of burnt gases.
to search, especially for food.
to search for (anything usable) among discarded material
(transitive) 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)
(chem) to act as a scavenger for (atoms, molecules, ions, radicals, etc)
- Scavenge pump
noun 1. (engineering) an oil pump used in some internal-combustion engines to return oil from the crankcase to the oil tank
noun 1. an animal or other organism that feeds on dead organic matter. 2. a person who searches through and collects items from discarded material. 3. a street cleaner. 4. Chemistry. a chemical that consumes or renders inactive the impurities in a mixture. noun 1. a person who collects things discarded by others 2. any […]
- Scavenger beetle
noun 1. any beetle of the mostly aquatic family Hydrophilidae, having clubbed antennae and long palps, and usually feeding on decaying vegetation
noun 1. a game in which individuals or teams are sent out to accumulate, without purchasing, a series of common, outlandish, or humorous objects, the winner being the person or team returning first with all the items. scavenger hunt noun 1. a game in which players are required to collect an assortment of miscellaneous items: […]