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scrubber

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noun scrub·ber \ˈskrə-bər\

Simple Definition of scrubber

  • : a tool or machine that is used for scrubbing something

  • : a person whose job is to scrub something

  • : a machine that removes a dangerous substance from air, water, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of scrubber

  1. :  one that scrubs; especially :  an apparatus for removing impurities especially from gases

Examples of scrubber in a sentence

  1. She got a job as a pot scrubber.

  2. The scrubbers will reduce the power plant's sulfur emissions.



1837

First Known Use of scrubber

1837


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