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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.
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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]
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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]
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scrubber

Equipment curbing air pollution by removing toxic gases from chimneys; used in power stations burning fossil fuels.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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
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Translations
absorbeur-neutralisateur

scrubber

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

scrubber

2 [ˈskrʌbəʳ] N (Brit) (= whore) → putilla f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

scrubber

n (Brit inf) → (billiges) Flittchen (inf)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

scrubber

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

scrubber

2 [ˈskrʌbəʳ] n (Brit, Aust) (fam, pej) → puttanella (fam!)
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