scrubber

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scrub·ber

 (skrŭb′ər)
n.
One that scrubs, especially:
a. One who cleans floors, for example, by scrubbing.
b. A brush, appliance, or abrasive that is used in cleaning.
c. An apparatus that is used for removing impurities from a gas.

scrubber

(ˈskrʌbə)
n
1. a person or thing that scrubs
2. (Chemical Engineering) an apparatus for purifying a gas
3. derogatory slang Brit and Austral a promiscuous woman

scrubber

(ˈskrʌbə)
n
(Animals) Austral a domestic animal, esp a bullock, that has run wild in the bush
[C19]

scrub•ber

(ˈskrʌb ər)

n.
1. a machine or appliance used in scrubbing.
2. a device for removing pollutants from smoke produced by burning high-sulfur fuels.
3. a person who scrubs.
[1830–40]

scrubber

Equipment curbing air pollution by removing toxic gases from chimneys; used in power stations burning fossil fuels.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scrubber - a worker who uses a scrub brush to clean a surface (usually a floor or deck)scrubber - a worker who uses a scrub brush to clean a surface (usually a floor or deck)
worker - a person who works at a specific occupation; "he is a good worker"
2.scrubber - a brush with short stiff bristles for heavy cleaningscrubber - a brush with short stiff bristles for heavy cleaning
brush - an implement that has hairs or bristles firmly set into a handle
3.scrubber - a purifier that removes impurities from a gas
purifier - an apparatus for removing impurities
Translations
absorbeur-neutralisateur

scrubber

1 [ˈskrʌbəʳ] N (also pan scrubber) → estropajo m

scrubber

2 [ˈskrʌbəʳ] N (Brit) (= whore) → putilla f

scrubber

n (Brit inf) → (billiges) Flittchen (inf)

scrubber

1 [ˈskrʌbəʳ] n (also pan-scrubber) → paglietta di ferro

scrubber

2 [ˈskrʌbəʳ] n (Brit, Aust) (fam, pej) → puttanella (fam!)
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Renting an air scrubber can allow you to remove invisible - yet unhealthy - gases, particles and chemicals from your home's air.
The natural outdoor environment posed a challenge; over time, the cooling tower acted as an air scrubber, absorbing mainly sand and dust.
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Tranquility will serve as a second living quarters for the station's resident crew and has been outfitted with a toilet, water-recycling system, oxygen generator, air scrubber and exercise gear.
As part of the overall improvements, Anomatic has: improved its ability to deliver environmentally-friendly packaging; up to 40% of process water is recycled and reused via advanced recycling technologies, reducing demand for potable water throughout the company's processes; new closed cycle vapor technology cleaning system reduces 92% of carbon based energy for equivalent cleaning of raw parts prior to anodizing and recovers 80-90% of stamping oil for reuse; upgrading waste water treatment system to "semi-intelligent" PLC logic-based control lowered chemical usage by improving operation and automated control; and current air scrubber technology removes more than 98% of nitrogen oxides, operating at less than 40% of EPA permits.
The AireGard NU-112 clean air scrubber provides reliable protection against a range of airborne contaminants.
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