verb (used with object), scav·enged, scav·eng·ing.
verb (used without object), scav·enged, scav·eng·ing.
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Origin of scavenge
OTHER WORDS FROM scavengeun·scav·enged, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for scavenge
Microbes can scavenge that urea and release its nitrogen back into the blood.These Arctic squirrels recycle bits of their own bodies to survive winter|Carolyn Wilke|December 16, 2020|Science News
The catch is that the Koppaites are too tiny to actually scavenge anything themselves.‘Pikmin 3 Deluxe’ loses some of its original charm|Michael Thomsen|October 30, 2020|Washington Post
I’m like some Pleistocene hunter-gatherer, always scavenging for more.How to Stop Feeling Crushed for Time - Issue 92: Frontiers|Brian Gallagher|October 28, 2020|Nautilus
That suggests the virus is scavenging for LA molecules, using them to spread, and harming us in the process.Researchers find a ‘druggable pocket’ in coronavirus that could lead to new antivirals|David Meyer|September 22, 2020|Fortune
Otherwise, the elderly monk toils solo during long days scavenging and building.Spain’s Mad Monk Has Built a Massive Cathedral Entirely by Hand|Nina Strochlic|January 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Chicagoan Bill Smith discovered Chen three years ago when she was scavenging for survival in Phnom Penh's toxic garbage dumps.
Under the county council special water districts, drainage districts, and lighting and scavenging districts have been formed.
Under Elizabeth, the orders as to scavenging become much more stringent, as we shall see.A History of Epidemics in Britain (Volume I of II)|Charles Creighton
The pariah dog performs his scavenging duties conscientiously, but he possesses few other merits to recommend him to one's esteem.
Its neglect of scavenging became a classical instance of the favouring conditions of cholera.A History of Epidemics in Britain, Volume II (of 2)|Charles Creighton
That was no reason for alarm; the scavenging system of the ship would handle acid.Accidental Flight|Floyd L. Wallace