1. [ verb ] (food) feed on carrion or refuse; of some animals
Related terms: feed scavenger
2. [ verb ] collect discarded or refused material
Synonyms: salvage

"She scavenged the garbage cans for food"

Related terms: gather magpie
3. [ verb ] clean refuse from

"Scavenge a street"

Related terms: clean
4. [ verb ] (chemistry) remove unwanted substances from, as in chemistry
Synonyms: clean
Related terms: remove chemistry
Similar spelling:   scavenger