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Meaning of scavenger

scav•en•ger

Pronunciation: (skav'in-jur), [key]
— n.
  1. an animal or other organism that feeds on dead organic matter.
  2. a person who searches through and collects items from discarded material.
  3. a street cleaner.
  4. a chemical that consumes or renders inactive the impurities in a mixture.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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