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Definition 1: remove unwanted substances from - [verb of change]

Synonyms for scavenge in the sense of this definition

(scavenge is a kind of ...) remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

"remove a threat" "remove a wrapper" "Remove the dirty dishes from the table" "take the gun from your pocket" "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"

(scavenge belongs to category ...) the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions

Definition 2: feed on carrion or refuse - [verb of consumption]

Samples where scavenge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • hyenas scavenge

(scavenge is a kind of ...) give food to

"Feed the starving children in India" "don't give the child this tough meat"

Definition 3: clean refuse from - [verb of contact]

Samples where scavenge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Scavenge a street

(scavenge is a kind of ...) make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from

"Clean the stove!" "The dentist cleaned my teeth"

Definition 4: collect discarded material - [verb of contact]

Samples where scavenge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She scavenged the garbage cans for food

Synonyms for scavenge in the sense of this definition

(scavenge is a kind of ...) assemble or get together

"gather some stones" "pull your thoughts together"

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