What does scouring mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scouring(noun)

    moving over territory to search for something

    "scouring the entire area revealed nothing"

  2. scrub, scrubbing, scouring(noun)

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


  1. scouring(Noun)

    The act of cleaning a surface by rubbing it with a brush, soap and water

  2. scouring(Noun)

    (of livestock) diarrhoea

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scouring

    of Scour

Anagrams for scouring »

  1. sourcing

  2. coursing

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  1. Alex
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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scouring in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scouring in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of scouring in a Sentence

  1. Emma Thompson:

    A couple of years ago I was just washing the dishes and I seen the sponges with the scouring pads, and I just thought it’d be quite interesting to try one of them, ever since that I’ve been addicted to eating them. I just have to soak them in (dishwashing liquid) and then chew on them. I always have to make sure I have sponges in the house.

  2. Gary Rieschel:

    They have hundreds of people scouring the startup universe in China, India, the United States.

  3. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo:

    We are literally scouring the globe for medical supplies.

  4. Andrea Dworkin:

    The will to domination is a ravenous beast. There are never enough warm bodies to satiate its monstrous hunger. Once alive, this beast grows and grows, feeding on all the life around it, scouring the earth to find new sources of nourishment. This beast lives in each man who battens on female servitude.

  5. Ted Cruz:

    That makes no sense whatsoever, the FBI should have secured that location and should be scouring it for evidence.

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