Definition of "scavenge" [scav•enge]

  • (verb-transitive) To search through for salvageable material: scavenged the garbage cans for food scraps.
  • (verb-transitive) To collect and remove refuse from: The streets are periodically scavenged.
  • (verb-transitive) To collect (salvageable material) by searching.
  • (verb-transitive) To expel (exhaust gases) from a cylinder of an internal-combustion engine.
  • (verb-transitive) To expel exhaust gases from (such a cylinder).

Use "scavenge" in a sentence

  • "I love what information I have managed to scavenge from the Internet about this movie, except for this new name."
  • "Many families living there support themselves by what they scavenge from the dump."
  • "Maybe he would heat it a little over a fire, but, more often he would eat just after a kill or scavenge, meaning, raw organs, raw meats."

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