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scav·enge

 (skăv′ənj)
v. scav·enged, scav·eng·ing, scav·eng·es
v.tr.
1.
a. To collect (useful items) by searching through refuse: scavenged a chair from the neighbor's trash.
b. To search through (a place or container) for useful items.
2. To feed on (dead or decaying matter). Used especially of animals.
3.
a. To expel (exhaust gases) from a cylinder of an internal-combustion engine.
b. To expel exhaust gases from (such a cylinder).
4.
a. To clean (molten metal) by chemically removing impurities.
b. To remove or inactivate (harmful chemicals or impurities) in a mixture: antioxidants that scavenge free radicals from the body.
v.intr.
1. To search through refuse for useful items.
2. To feed on dead or decaying matter.

[Back-formation from scavenger.]

scavenge

(ˈskævɪndʒ)
vb
1. to search for (anything usable) among discarded material
2. (Metallurgy) (tr) to purify (a molten metal) by bubbling a suitable gas through it. The gas may be inert or may react with the impurities
3. to clean up filth from (streets, etc)
4. (Chemistry) chem to act as a scavenger for (atoms, molecules, ions, radicals, etc)

scav•enge

(ˈskæv ɪndʒ)

v. -enged, -eng•ing. v.t.
1. to take or gather (something usable) from discarded material.
2. to cleanse of filth, as a street.
3. to expel burnt gases from (the cylinder of an internal-combustion engine).
v.i.
4. to act as a scavenger: to scavenge for food.
[1635–45; back formation from scavenger]

scavenge


Past participle: scavenged
Gerund: scavenging

Imperative
scavenge
scavenge
Present
I scavenge
you scavenge
he/she/it scavenges
we scavenge
you scavenge
they scavenge
Preterite
I scavenged
you scavenged
he/she/it scavenged
we scavenged
you scavenged
they scavenged
Present Continuous
I am scavenging
you are scavenging
he/she/it is scavenging
we are scavenging
you are scavenging
they are scavenging
Present Perfect
I have scavenged
you have scavenged
he/she/it has scavenged
we have scavenged
you have scavenged
they have scavenged
Past Continuous
I was scavenging
you were scavenging
he/she/it was scavenging
we were scavenging
you were scavenging
they were scavenging
Past Perfect
I had scavenged
you had scavenged
he/she/it had scavenged
we had scavenged
you had scavenged
they had scavenged
Future
I will scavenge
you will scavenge
he/she/it will scavenge
we will scavenge
you will scavenge
they will scavenge
Future Perfect
I will have scavenged
you will have scavenged
he/she/it will have scavenged
we will have scavenged
you will have scavenged
they will have scavenged
Future Continuous
I will be scavenging
you will be scavenging
he/she/it will be scavenging
we will be scavenging
you will be scavenging
they will be scavenging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been scavenging
you have been scavenging
he/she/it has been scavenging
we have been scavenging
you have been scavenging
they have been scavenging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been scavenging
you will have been scavenging
he/she/it will have been scavenging
we will have been scavenging
you will have been scavenging
they will have been scavenging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been scavenging
you had been scavenging
he/she/it had been scavenging
we had been scavenging
you had been scavenging
they had been scavenging
Conditional
I would scavenge
you would scavenge
he/she/it would scavenge
we would scavenge
you would scavenge
they would scavenge
Past Conditional
I would have scavenged
you would have scavenged
he/she/it would have scavenged
we would have scavenged
you would have scavenged
they would have scavenged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.scavenge - clean refuse from; "Scavenge a street"
clean, make clean - make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from; "Clean the stove!"; "The dentist cleaned my teeth"
2.scavenge - collect discarded or refused material; "She scavenged the garbage cans for food"
gather, pull together, collect, garner - assemble or get together; "gather some stones"; "pull your thoughts together"
3.scavenge - feed on carrion or refuse; "hyenas scavenge"
feed, give - give food to; "Feed the starving children in India"; "don't give the child this tough meat"
4.scavenge - remove unwanted substances from
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
remove, take away, withdraw, take - 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

verb search, hunt, forage, rummage, root about, fossick (Austral. & N.Z.), scratch about, grub about The foxes come and scavenge for bones.
Translations
يَبْحَث بَين الزِّبالَه
vybírat popelnice
søge
guberál
leita aî fæîi/nothæfum hlutum í sorpi
rakņāties atkritumos
çöp karıştırmak

scavenge

[ˈskævɪndʒ]
A. VT [+ streets] → limpiar las calles de, recoger la basura de
B. VIremover basuras, pepenar (Mex)
to scavenge for foodandar buscando comida (entre la basura)

scavenge

[ˈskævɪndʒ] vi [person] → faire les poubelles
to scavenge for food [person] → faire les poubelles à la recherche de nourriture; [hyena] → se nourrir de charognes

scavenge

vt (lit, fig)ergattern; the scraps are scavenged by hungry gullshungrige Möwen ergattern or holen sich (dat)die Essensreste; the tramp scavenged food from the piles of litterder Landstreicher plünderte die Abfallhaufen
vi (lit)Nahrung suchen; to scavenge for somethingnach etw suchen; jackals live by scavengingSchakale leben von Aas; to scavenge in the binsdie Abfalleimer plündern; he’s always scavenging around in scrapyardser durchstöbert dauernd die Schrottplätze

scavenge

[ˈskævɪndʒ]
1. vt (food) → cercare; (streets) → pulire
2. vi (hyenas, birds) → nutrirsi di carogne
to scavenge (for) (person) → frugare tra i rifiuti (alla ricerca di)

scavenge

(ˈskӕvindʒ) verb
to search for useful or usable objects, food etc amongst rubbish etc.
ˈscavenger noun
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