1. moving over territory to search for something (Freq. 1)

scouring the entire area revealed nothing

Derivationally related forms: ↑scour
Hypernyms: ↑search, ↑hunt, ↑hunting
2. the act of cleaning a surface by rubbing it with a brush and soap and water (Freq. 1)
Syn: ↑scrub, ↑scrubbing
Derivationally related forms: ↑scour, ↑scrub (for: ↑scrubbing), ↑scrub (for: ↑scrub)
Hypernyms: ↑cleaning, ↑cleansing, ↑cleanup
Hyponyms: ↑swabbing, ↑mopping

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Scouring — Scouring. См. Очистка. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • Scouring — Scour Scour (skour), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scoured}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Scouring}.] [Akin to LG. sch[ u]ren, D. schuren, schueren, G. scheuern, Dan. skure; Sw. skura; all possibly fr. LL. escurare, fr. L. ex + curare to take care. Cf. {Cure}.] 1. To …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scouring — noun Date: 1588 1. material removed by scouring or cleaning 2. the lowest rank of society usually used in plural …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • scouring — noun Scouring is used before these nouns: ↑pad …   Collocations dictionary

  • scouring — /ˈskaʊrɪŋ/ (say skowring) noun 1. diarrhoea in animals, especially cattle. 2. the act of someone or something that scours. 3. (plural) that which is removed by scouring. {scour1 + ing1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • scouring — noun The act of cleaning a surface by rubbing it with a brush,soap,and water …   Wiktionary

  • scouring —   see abrasion …   Geography glossary

  • scouring — Synonyms and related words: ablation, ablution, abrasion, abrasive, afterglow, afterimage, attrition, balance, bones, buffing, burnishing, butt, butt end, candle ends, chafe, chaff, chafing, cleaning out, culm, deadwood, debris, detrition,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • scouring — skaÊŠÉ™(r) n. act of scrubbing; act of rubbing with an abrasive material; act of thoroughly searching an area; diarrhea (Veterinary Med.) v. scrub; rub with an abrasive material; search an area thoroughly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • scouring — coursing …   Anagrams dictionary

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