Definition of scrubber in English:


Syllabification: scrub·ber
Pronunciation: /ˈskrəbər


  • 1A brush or other object used to clean something.
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    • She looked around, and saw a bottle of hotel shampoo, and a brush scrubber.
    • ‘I was cleaning,’ she fumbled, looking down at the scrubber lying near her feet.
    • Then scrub that area with a stiff brush, electric scrubber or very fine steel wool pads to loosen old wax.
  • 1.1A person who cleans something.
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    • I had a scrubber wash me down for 20 minutes, using scouring pad mittens and a really abrasive paste that helped to remove most of my dead skin.
  • 1.2An apparatus using water or a solution for purifying gases or vapors.
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    • The chimneys at these fertiliser plants are fitted with scrubbers to trap these toxins, and all of this noxious material is collected in a solution known as scrubbers liquor.
    • If the air is dirty, there must be a missing scrubber on a smokestack or a drainpipe that needs a filter.
    • There are logically three possibilities: a dirty surface of some kind, particle-laden air, as in a scrubber or an air purifier - or possibly, both.

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