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[skruhb-id] /ˈskrʌb ɪd/
adjective, Archaic.
stunted; scrubby.
Origin of scrubbed
First recorded in 1590-1600; scrub2 + -ed3
Related forms
unscrubbed, adjective
well-scrubbed, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The landlady came to open the door for me as I went down the well-scrubbed staircase.

    Workhouse Characters Margaret Wynne Nevinson
  • Andy looked as well-scrubbed and innocent as a perfect angel.

    Jerry's Charge Account Hazel Hutchins Wilson
  • On a well-scrubbed worktable place a clean dish towel, and on this put the utensils and the bottles right side up.

    The Mother and Her Child William S. Sadler
  • The kid he found there was well-scrubbed, black, in his twenties, and smiling amiably.

    Makers Cory Doctorow
  • Except for three of the hussars we had seen before, the well-scrubbed tables were vacant.

    The Fortunate Isles Mary Stuart Boyd
  • It is by this well-scrubbed table, in this kitchen, that our biographies are to be written.

    Six to Sixteen Juliana Horatia Ewing
  • The blankets were rolled back, and the boys sat on the well-scrubbed bunk boards while they ate.

  • But over all there hovered that sense of well-scrubbed cleanliness which comes from the touch of a native military servant.

    From One Generation to Another Henry Seton Merriman
  • A well-scrubbed white wooden table was set ready for supper.

  • He was a big man, fleshy but in well-scrubbed health, his clothes designed with quiet good taste.

    The Sensitive Man Poul William Anderson

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