Etymology

1. scavenger

noun. ['ˈskævəndʒɝ'] a chemical agent that is added to a chemical mixture to counteract the effects of impurities.

Etymology

  • scavager (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • scawageour (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Scavenger

  • arranger
  • avenger
  • ballenger
  • ballinger
  • bassinger
  • baysinger
  • beiswenger
  • bensinger
  • bessinger
  • bissinger
  • bolanger
  • buchinger
  • buenger
  • bussinger
  • caplinger
  • challenger
  • challenger
  • changer
  • cleavenger
  • clevenger

How do you pronounce scavenger?

Pronounce scavenger as ˈskævənʤər.

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Example sentences of the word scavenger


1. Noun, singular or mass
This is how they will document the scavenger hunt items found.

2. Adjective, comparative
The hotel also arranges scavenger hunts for kids.

2. scavenger

noun. ['ˈskævəndʒɝ'] any animal that feeds on refuse and other decaying organic matter.

Synonyms

  • animal
  • creature
  • bottom-feeder
  • fauna
  • animate being
  • beast

Antonyms

  • male
  • humane
  • mental
  • flora

Etymology

  • scavager (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • scawageour (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. scavenger

noun. ['ˈskævəndʒɝ'] someone who collects things that have been discarded by others.

Synonyms

  • magpie
  • pack rat

Etymology

  • scavager (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • scawageour (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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