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1. scouring

noun. ['ˈskaʊɝɪŋ'] the act of cleaning a surface by rubbing it with a brush and soap and water.

Synonyms

  • swabbing
  • cleaning
  • scrub
  • cleanup
  • mopping
  • scrubbing

Antonyms

  • septic
  • fauna
  • improved
  • inactivity

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Words that Rhyme with Scouring

  • empowering
  • devouring
  • glowering
  • flowering
  • towering
  • souring
  • showering
  • powering
  • cowering

Example sentences of the word scouring


1. Verb, gerund or present participle
Combine water with a small amount of chlorine-free scouring powder or baking powder to make a mild abrasive paste.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Use a scouring brush to remove the stain.

Quotes containing the word scouring


1. Everyone thinks you've been kidnapped,"he said. "We've been scouring the ship. When Coach Hedge finds out- oh, gods, you've been here all night?""Frank!"Annabeth's ears were as red as strawberries. "We just came down here to talk. We fell asleep. Accidentally. That's it.""Kissed a couple of times,"Percy said.Annabeth glared at him. "Not helping!
- Rick Riordan, The Mark of Athena

2. scouring

noun. ['ˈskaʊɝɪŋ'] moving over territory to search for something.

Synonyms

  • hunt
  • search
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