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SCAVENGE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does scavenge mean? 

SCAVENGE (verb)
  The verb SCAVENGE has 4 senses:

1. clean refuse from
2. collect discarded or refused material
3. feed on carrion or refuse
4. remove unwanted substances from

  Familiarity information: SCAVENGE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SCAVENGE (verb)


Sense 1scavenge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Clean refuse from

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

Scavenge a street

Hypernyms (to "scavenge" is one way to...):

clean; make clean (make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2scavenge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Collect discarded or refused material

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

salvage; scavenge

Context example:

She scavenged the garbage cans for food

Hypernyms (to "scavenge" is one way to...):

collect; garner; gather; pull together (assemble or get together)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence examples:

The men scavenge the area for animals
The men scavenge for animals in the area


Sense 3scavenge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Feed on carrion or refuse

Classified under:

Verbs of eating and drinking

Context example:

hyenas scavenge

Hypernyms (to "scavenge" is one way to...):

feed; give (give food to)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 4scavenge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Remove unwanted substances from

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

scavenge; clean

Hypernyms (to "scavenge" is one way to...):

remove; take; take away; withdraw (remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract)

Domain category:

chemical science; chemistry (the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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