verb (used with object), scav·enged, scav·eng·ing.
verb (used without object), scav·enged, scav·eng·ing.
Origin of scavenge
Related formsun·scav·enged, adjective
Examples from the Web for scavenging
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