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

4 senses of scour

Sense 1
scour -- (examine minutely; "The police scoured the country for the fugitive")
       => search, seek, look for -- (try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of; "The police are searching for clues"; "They are searching for the missing man in the entire county")

Sense 2
scrub, scour -- (clean with hard rubbing; "She scrubbed his back")
       => rub -- (move over something with pressure; "rub my hands"; "rub oil into her skin")

Sense 3
scour, abrade -- (rub hard or scrub; "scour the counter tops")
       => rub -- (move over something with pressure; "rub my hands"; "rub oil into her skin")

Sense 4
flush, scour, purge -- (rinse, clean, or empty with a liquid; "flush the wound with antibiotics"; "purge the old gas tank")
       => rinse, rinse off -- (wash off soap or remaining dirt)

Antonyms of adj scoured

1 sense of scoured

Sense 1
eroded, scoured -- (worn away as by water or ice or wind)

INDIRECT (VIA worn) -> new -- (unaffected by use or exposure; "it looks like new")

Similarity of adj scoured

1 sense of scoured

Sense 1
eroded, scoured -- (worn away as by water or ice or wind)
       => worn (vs. new) -- (affected by wear; damaged by long use; "worn threads on the screw"; "a worn suit"; "the worn pockets on the jacket")

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