|1.||[ verb ] (food) feed on carrion or refuse; of some animals|
|Related terms:||feed scavenger|
|2.||[ verb ] collect discarded or refused material|
"She scavenged the garbage cans for food"
|Related terms:||gather magpie|
|3.||[ verb ] clean refuse from|
"Scavenge a street"
|4.||[ verb ] (chemistry) remove unwanted substances from, as in chemistry|
|Related terms:||remove chemistry|