Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb scavenge

4 senses of scavenge

Sense 1
scavenge -- (clean refuse from; "Scavenge a street")
       => clean, make clean -- (make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from; "Clean the stove!"; "The dentist cleaned my teeth")

Sense 2
salvage, scavenge -- (collect discarded or refused material; "She scavenged the garbage cans for food")
       => gather, garner, collect, pull together -- (assemble or get together; "gather some stones"; "pull your thoughts together")

Sense 3
scavenge -- (feed on carrion or refuse; "hyenas scavenge")
       => feed, give -- (give food to; "Feed the starving children in India"; "don't give the child this tough meat")

Sense 4
scavenge, clean -- (remove unwanted substances from)
       => remove, take, take away, withdraw -- (remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment")

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