scavenger
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈskæv.ən.dʒə(ɹ)/
Noun

scavenger (plural scavengers)

  1. Someone who scavenges, especially one who searches through rubbish for food or useful things.
  2. An animal that feeds on decaying matter such as carrion.
  3. (UK, obsolete) A street sweeper.
  4. (UK, historical) A child employed to pick up loose cotton from the floor in a cotton mill.
  5. (chemistry) A substance used to remove impurities from the air or from a solution.
Translations
  • German: Abfalldurchstöberer, Mülldurchstöberer
  • Italian: razzolatore, spazzino
  • Portuguese: catador
  • Russian: помо́ешник
  • Spanish: reciclador, reciclador de base, (Mexico, Central America) pepenador, (Chile, Argentina) cartonero, (Venezuela, Argentina) excavador, (Caribbean, Central America) buzo
Translations Translations Translations Verb

scavenger (scavengers, present participle scavengering; past and past participle scavengered)

  1. (archaic) To scavenge.
  2. (archaic) To clean the rubbish from a street, etc.



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