Definition of Scrubbing

1. Noun. The act of cleaning a surface by rubbing it with a brush and soap and water.

Exact synonyms: Scouring, Scrub
Generic synonyms: Cleaning, Cleansing, Cleanup
Specialized synonyms: Mopping, Swabbing
Derivative terms: Scour, Scrub, Scrub, Scrub



Definition of Scrubbing

1. Verb. (present participle of scrub) ¹

2. Noun. An act of cleaning in which something is scrubbed. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Scrubbing

1. scrub [v] - See also: scrub

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scrubbing

scrub plane
scrub robin
scrub robins
scrub typhus
scrub up
scrub wallabies
scrub wallaby
scrubbable
scrubbed
scrubbers
scrubbier
scrubbiest
scrubbily
scrubbiness
scrubbing (current term)
scrubbing brush
scrubbings
scrubbird
scrubboard
scrubboards
scrubby
scrubeenie
scrubland
scrublands
scrubs
scrubstone
scrubwoman
scrubwomen
scrubwren

Literary usage of Scrubbing

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

1. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series by Samuel Johnson (1810)
"Keep chaste, and guard yourselves from losses ; Ko wooder, that the poker's missing. For if young girls delight in kissing, THE TEA POT AND scrubbing BRUSH. ..."

2. The Recovery of Volatile Solvents by Clark Shove Robinson (1922)
"CHAPTER XXII scrubbing APPARATUS scrubbing Towers The scrubbing tower in a solvent recovery plant has as its function the bringing into intimate contact of ..."

3. Vacuum Cleaning Systems: A Treatise on the Principles and Practice of by Maxwell Stephens Cooley (1913)
"This arrangement requires the use of a special three-way hose cock, which had to be manipulated frequently during the scrubbing operation, requiring the ..."

4. The Complete Works of Gustave Flaubert: Embracing Romances, Travels by Gustave Flaubert, Ferdinand Brunetière (1904)
"... it ran a corridor in which gold-coloured sticks supported an espalier of roses. In the courtyard below, two boys with bare arms were scrubbing a landau. ..."

5. Community Hygiene by Woods Hutchinson (1920)
"This lifelong war of the scrubbing-brush sounds almost discouraging. ... scrubbing the floors. scrubbing the floor is perhaps one of the least attractive ..."

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