scouring

Primary Meanings of scouring

1.
n
the act of cleaning a surface by rubbing it with a brush and soap and water
2.
n
moving over territory to search for something
Full Definitions of scouring
1

n the act of cleaning a surface by rubbing it with a brush and soap and water

Synonyms:
scrub, scrubbing
Types:
mopping, swabbing
cleaning with a mop
Type of:
cleaning, cleansing, cleanup
the act of making something clean
2

n moving over territory to search for something

scouring the entire area revealed nothing”
Type of:
hunt, hunting, search
the activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone

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