Definition of Scrub up

1. Verb. Wash thoroughly. "Surgeons must scrub prior to an operation"

Exact synonyms: Scrub
Generic synonyms: Lave, Wash
Derivative terms: Scrub



Definition of Scrub up

1. Verb. to clean or wash by scrubbing ¹

2. Verb. (UK idiomatic) to dress up ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Scrub up

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1. The Operating Room and the Patient by Russell Story Fowler (1907)
"Scrub-up tray. Disinfection of operating room; table; nickel; brass; glass. Personnel. Costumes; nurses; anesthetist; orderly; operator and assistants; ..."

2. The Technic of modern operations for hernia by Alexander Hugh Ferguson (1908)
"scrub up; assemble materials; have in place surgeon's gowns, visitors' gowns, ... Boil soap, brushes, and nail files. Before Operation.—scrub up. ..."

3. The American Hospital of the Twentieth Century: A Treatise on the by Edward Fletcher Stevens (1921)
"Each room or ward is furnished with a scrub-up sink, with elbow faucets, so that after any service for the patient the physician and the nurse scrub and ..."

4. The American Hospital of the Twentieth Century: A Treatise on the by Edward Fletcher Stevens (1918)
"Between the two main operating rooms is the sterilizing room, and sterile water is brought to the scrub-up sinks in each operating room. The scrub-up sinks, ..."

5. Hygiene of Communicable Diseases: A Handbook for Sanitarians, Medical by Francis Merton Munson, John Harington, Francis Randolph Packard, Fielding Hudson Garrison (1920)
"Each room or ward is furnished with a scrub-up sink, with elbow faucets, so that after any service for the patient the physician and the nurse can scrub and ..."

6. The Thyroid Gland by Cleveland Clinic Foundation, George Washington Crile (1922)
"The graduate "scrub-up nurses" play a very important part in connection with thyroidectomies, as they are expected not only to anticipate the wishes of the ..."

7. The Thyroid Gland by Cleveland Clinic Foundation, George Washington Crile, Amy Farley Rowland (1922)
"The graduate "scrub-up nurses" play a very important part in connection with thyroidectomies, as they are expected not only to anticipate the wishes of the ..."

8. The Operating Room: A Primer for Pupil Nurses by Amy Armour Smith (1916)
"The scrub-up stands should be in the main room, but not used for any but the case in progress. Plumbing for these is a vexed question. ..."

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