scrubbed

adjective (1)
\ ˈskrə-bəd How to pronounce scrubbed (audio) \

Definition of scrubbed

 (Entry 1 of 2)

archaic

scrubbed

adjective (2)
\ ˈskrəbd How to pronounce scrubbed (audio) \

Definition of scrubbed (Entry 2 of 2)

: giving the impression of being clean or wholesome as if from scrubbing days when studios manufactured scrubbed public images for their stars— Sally Helgesen

First Known Use of scrubbed

Adjective (1)

1596, in the meaning defined above

Adjective (2)

1881, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for scrubbed

Adjective (1)

scrub entry 1

Adjective (2)

from past participle of scrub entry 2

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The first known use of scrubbed was in 1596

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“Scrubbed.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scrubbed. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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