scrub·​ber ˈskrə-bər How to pronounce scrubber (audio)
: one that scrubs
especially : an apparatus for removing impurities especially from gases

Examples of scrubber in a Sentence

She got a job as a pot scrubber. The scrubbers will reduce the power plant's sulfur emissions.
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Word History

First Known Use

1837, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of scrubber was in 1837

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Cite this Entry

“Scrubber.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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