[ US /ˈskævəndʒɝ/ ]
[ UK /skˈævɪnd‍ʒɐ/ ]
  1. someone who collects things that have been discarded by others
  2. any animal that feeds on refuse and other decaying organic matter
  3. a chemical agent that is added to a chemical mixture to counteract the effects of impurities
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How To Use scavenger 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Christian humility enables her to do the scavengering work usually performed only by "untouchables. Autobiography of a Yogi
  • The wild ancestors of our domestic cats liked to eat freshly killed prey - they were not scavengers.
  • The Elysium seas feature a large scavenger called a gaper, whose hinged jaw is easily capable of taking up a person in a single swallow. Old Mans War
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