Scavenger



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 animal that feeds on decaying organic matter, esp on refuse
3.
a substance added to a chemical reaction or mixture to counteract the effect of impurities
4.
a person employed to clean the streets
scavenger
(skāv’ən-jər)
An animal that feeds on dead organisms, especially a carnivorous animal that eats dead animals rather than or in addition to hunting live prey. Vultures, hyenas, and wolves are scavengers.

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