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Scavenger Definition

  • a chemical agent that is added to a chemical mixture to counteract the effects of impurities
  • someone who collects things that have been discarded by others
    synonyms:pack rat, magpie
  • any animal that feeds on refuse and other decaying organic matter

Sentence Examples

Scavenger Beetles.

Bacteria as scavengers.

[From The Story of Germ Life by Conn, H. W. (Herbert William)]

The vultures are scavengers.

[From The Children's Book of Birds by Miller, Olive Thorne]

Crows are also useful as scavengers.

[From India and the Indians by Elwin, Edward Fenton]

Young scavenger vultures are sooty brown.

[From Birds of the Indian Hills by Dewar, Douglas]

Pigs and dogs are the scavengers of China.

[From An Australian in China Being the Narrative of a Quiet Journey Across China to Burma by Morrison, George Ernest]

Dogs, pigs, and vultures serve as scavengers.

[From The Maya Indians of Southern Yucatan and Northern British Honduras by Gann, Thomas William Francis]

The pigs do all the scavenging, and very effectually.

[From Twenty Years of Spoof and Bluff by Carlton]

The washing soda performs the necessary scavenging duty.

[From The Harmsworth Magazine, Vol. 1, 1898-1899, No. 4 by Various]

We are moral scavengers, netting the very sewers.

[From The Authoritative Life of General William Booth, Founder of the Salvation Army by Railton, George S. (George Scott)]

Scavengers and undertakers both have exemplary morals.

[From The Wonders of Instinct: Chapters in the Psychology of Insects by Fabre, Jean-Henri]

Oxygen is the scavenger that partially cleans our gutters.

[From The Chautauquan, Vol. 05, February 1885 by Chautauqua Institution]

The scavenger's duties are beneficial to the whole community.

The carrion beetles and many water beetles act as scavengers.

[From A Civic Biology, Presented in Problems by Hunter, George W. (George William)]

You?re going to be the lowest scavenger in this gang of scum.

[From The Snow-Burner by Oyen, Henry]

They are valuable scavengers, eating all kinds of refuse matter.

[From Half Hours With the Lower Animals Protozoans, Sponges, Corals, Shells, Insects, and Crustaceans by Holder, Charles Frederick]

They feed on carrion, and act as scavengers to the establishments.

[From A History of North American Birds, Land Birds - Volume 2 by Brewer, Thomas Mayo]