scrubber(redirected from Flue gas scrubber)
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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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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
(Animals) Austral a domestic animal, esp a bullock, that has run wild in the bush
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
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
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|Noun||1.||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 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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scrubber1 [ˈskrʌbəʳ] N (also pan scrubber) → estropajo m
scrubber2 [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
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
scrubber1 [ˈskrʌbəʳ] n (also pan-scrubber) → paglietta di ferro
scrubber2 [ˈskrʌbəʳ] n (Brit, Aust) (fam, pej) → puttanella (fam!)
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995