Definition of Scrubber

1. Noun. A worker who uses a scrub brush to clean a surface (usually a floor or deck).

Generic synonyms: Worker
Derivative terms: Scrub

2. Noun. A brush with short stiff bristles for heavy cleaning.
Exact synonyms: Scrub Brush, Scrubbing Brush
Generic synonyms: Brush
Derivative terms: Scrub

3. Noun. A purifier that removes impurities from a gas.
Generic synonyms: Purifier

Definition of Scrubber

1. n. One who, or that which, scrubs; esp., a brush used in scrubbing.

Definition of Scrubber

1. Noun. A person or appliance that cleans floors etc by scrubbing ¹

2. Noun. A device that removes impurities from gases ¹

3. Noun. (British slang) A prostitute, or a slovenly woman ¹

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Definition of Scrubber

1. one that scrubs [n -S] - See also: scrubs

Medical Definition of Scrubber

1. A device to clean combustible gas or stack gas by the spraying of water. (05 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scrubber

scrub fowl
scrub nurse
scrub oak
scrub oaks
scrub palmetto
scrub pine
scrub plane
scrub robin
scrub robins
scrub typhus
scrub up
scrub wallabies
scrub wallaby
scrubbing brush

Literary usage of Scrubber

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1921)
"In the tower scrubber, the gases pass upwards through a mass of coke or other open ... In the rotary scrubber, the gas is caused to impinge on revolving ..."

2. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1912)
"From the tar catcher the gases pass into the ammonia scrubber, where the last of ... The types of ammonia'scrubber generally employed are similar to those ..."

3. Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal (1857)
"The scrubber is to be furnished with gratings like a dry lime purifier, and the purifying material is to be laid on them iu thin Layers, and should be kept ..."

4. Chemical Technology, Or, Chemistry in Its Applications to Arts and Manufactures by Charles Edward Groves, William Thorp, Friedrich Ludwig Knapp, Thomas Richardson, Edmund Ronalds, Henry Watts, William Joseph Dibdin (1900)
"3-inch drain-pipes 4 „ 2-inch „ I- „ „ i inch boards placed I inch apart centres J „ „ About the same time Mr. Warner had a similar scrubber constructed ..."

5. Operation of Gas Works by Walter Marvin Russell (1917)
"If there is a valve between the scrubber and wash box or between the seal ... If there is a seal scrubber, the scrubber and space above the water in the ..."

6. Proceedings of the American Gas Institute by American Gas Institute (1908)
"trickle through a number of small perforations made in pipes, which are inserted radially through the sides of the scrubber immediately beneath the top ..."

7. The Chemistry of Gas Manufacture: A Practical Handbook on the Production by William John Atkinson Butterfield (1904)
"Roughly, each cubic foot content of the " Standard" washer-scrubber is as effective for the removal of ammonia as 20 cubic feet in the old tower scrubbers, ..."

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