[ UK /skˈævənd‍ʒ/ ]
[ US /ˈskævəndʒ/ ]
  1. feed on carrion or refuse
    hyenas scavenge
  2. remove unwanted substances from
  3. collect discarded material
    She scavenged the garbage cans for food
  4. clean refuse from
    Scavenge a street
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How To Use scavenge In A Sentence

  • The fact that many crustaceans, being omnivorous, may act as scavengers and eat the corpses of fellow aquatic creatures need not be a deterrent.
  • A related species, the burrowing bettong, will scavenge sheep carcasses.
  • All that is left is a grim arena where matter is collected by scavengers and transformed into useful merchandise.
  • The charred remains of a body was discovered by scavengers searching for scrap metal yesterday morning.
  • Fuel and tankers became so scarce in the spring of 1942 that oil was scavenged from the unsalvageable battleships still resting on the bottom of Battleship Row.
  • The blackcap basslet, a relative of the large species of groupers, uses its bulging eyes to find food while it scavenges on the coral reef.
  • In addition, these ligands markedly upregulated production of CD36, a scavenger receptor that regulates phagocytosis of apoptotic neutrophils.
  • In ancient times this was done by carrying the body to a high hilltop, leaving it bare for nature's scavengers to feed on.
  • Bottom or near-bottom feeding of the L klingeri animal as a scavenger or as a microphagous predator is envisaged, in a low-energy environmental setting.
  • In the last few weeks, they've gone geocaching, which is similar to an outdoor scavenger hunt. Family Fitness Challenge: Bring the outdoors into play
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