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scrub1

 
 
pronunciation:
skruhb
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: verb
inflections: scrubs, scrubbing, scrubbed
definition: to clean by rubbing hard.
He scrubbed the pots until they were shiny.The doctor scrubbed his hands before the operation.
 
synonyms:
scour
similar words:
brush, clean, cleanse, polish, rub, scrape, wash
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derivation: scrubber (n.)