scavenging


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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.]

scavenging

(ˈskævɪndʒɪŋ)
n
the act of searching for things among discarded material
References in classic literature ?
According to Tario, it is but necessary that we all unite in imagining that there are no dead Torquasians beneath our walls, and there will be none, nor any need of scavenging banths.
The researchers measured the antioxidant properties of the five essential oils by comparing the scavenging capacity of the 2,2-diphenyl-1-picryl hydracyl (DPPH) radical to the antioxidant standard, a commercial water-soluble vitamin E analogue.
Misra says scavenging is an essential civil and economic activity.
ANNE Robinson has been reduced to scavenging out-of-date food from a skip as part of her investigation into British spending habits for a new TV show.
Despite intensified efforts being carried out by the authorities concerned to curb the practice of scavenging garbage bins in residential areas in Sharjah, the practice has become more prevalent and is leaving residents annoyed.
WE are appalled to see images on TV of scavenging in third world countries.
Internal oxygen content can be reduced by chemical scavengers; however, scavengers have slow rates of reaction, limited capacity, and limited ability to trigger the scavenging reaction at the time of filling.
Limited Tenders are invited for Scavenging Work, Microbiology
Polyphenols in cocoa has gained much attention recently due to their antioxidant activity and health benefits in the prevention and treatment of cancer (free-radical scavenging activities) [1], cardiovascular diseases and other pathologies [2].
In this study we used direct observations and remote cameras to provide the first documentation of residents scavenging the carcasses of migratory birds in the Sonoran Desert of southern California.
New Delhi, 21st February, 2014 Chairpersons of the National Human Rights Commission, National Commission for Safai Karmachairs and National Commission for Scheduled Castes expressed serious concerns over the tardy progress in the abolition of manual scavenging on Friday.
Butchered animal bones at Kenya's Kanjera South site provide the earliest evidence of both long-term hunting and targeted scavenging by a member of the human evolutionary family, anthropologist Joseph Ferraro of Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and colleagues conclude.