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Overview of noun scouring

The noun scouring has 2 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (1) scouring

(moving over territory to search for something; "scouring the entire area revealed nothing")

2. (1) scrub, scrubbing, scouring

(the act of cleaning a surface by rubbing it with a brush and soap and water)

Overview of verb scour

The verb scour has 4 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (1) scour

(examine minutely; "The police scoured the country for the fugitive")

2. (1) scrub, scour

(clean with hard rubbing; "She scrubbed his back")

3. scour, abrade

(rub hard or scrub; "scour the counter tops")

4. flush, scour, purge

(rinse, clean, or empty with a liquid; "flush the wound with antibiotics"; "purge the old gas tank") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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