Scavenge Definition

scavenged, scavenges, scavenging
scavenged, scavenges, scavenging
To clean up (streets, alleys, etc.); remove rubbish, dirt, or garbage from.
Webster's New World
To act as a scavenger.
Webster's New World
To salvage (usable goods) by rummaging through refuse or discards.
Webster's New World
To search through (a place or container) for useful items.
American Heritage
To look for food.
Webster's New World

Origin of Scavenge

  • Back-formation from scavenger

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Back-formation from scavenger.

    From Wiktionary

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