scrubs


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scrubs

 (skrŭbz)
pl.n.
A two-piece garment of lightweight cotton, usually consisting of pants and a T-shirt, worn by medical personnel especially when participating in surgery.

[So called because they are worn in the very hygienic, or scrubbed, environment of the operating room.]

scrubs

(skrʌbs)
pl n
(Surgery) the hygienic clothing worn by surgeons and other operating theatre staff during an operation
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scrubs - protective garment worn by surgeons during operationsscrubs - protective garment worn by surgeons during operations
garment - an article of clothing; "garments of the finest silk"
References in classic literature ?
The scrubs on the Vicarage lawn rustled uncomfortably in the frosty breeze; she could not feel by any stretch of imagination, dressed to her highest as she was, that the house was the residence of near relations; and yet nothing essential, in nature or emotion, divided her from them: in pains, pleasures, thoughts, birth, death, and after-death, they were the same.
He so washes, and rubs, and scrubs, and smells, and washes, that he has not long restored himself with a glass of brandy and stood silently before the fire when Saint Paul's bell strikes twelve and all those other bells strike twelve from their towers of various heights in the dark air, and in their many tones.
These women are taught good habits, books are put where they can get them, sensible amusements are planned for them sometimes, and they soon feel that they are not considered mere scrubs, to do as much work as possible, for as little money as possible, but helpers in the family, who are loved and respected in proportion to their faithfulness.
London died away in draggled taverns and dreary scrubs, and then was unaccountably born again in blazing high streets and blatant hotels.
and coined money on the exchange, while Calkins and the rest went right on with their scrubs that couldn't give enough milk to pay for their board.
She scrubs the floors herself and has nothing but black bread to eat, but won't allow herself to be treated with disrespect.
Later he was caught and his grandmother settled the mat- ter by offering to come twice a week for a month and scrub the shop.
When she had made her way through the brush and scrub cottonwood-trees that lined the opposite bank, she found herself upon the border of a field where the white, bursting cotton, with the dew upon it, gleamed for acres and acres like frosted silver in the early dawn.
One day his master came in and said, "Alfred, the stable smells rather strong; should not you give that stall a good scrub and throw down plenty of water?
Afterward he sat down in the water near the bank, and proceeded to scrub himself--soberly and methodically, scouring every inch of him with sand.
This White Man shall scrub my kitchen-floor for the rest of his life
The white rock, visible enough above the brush, was still some eighth of a mile further down the spit, and it took me a goodish while to get up with it, crawling, often on all fours, among the scrub.