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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scrub, scrubbing, scouringnoun

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


  1. scrubbingnoun

    An act of cleaning in which something is scrubbed.


  1. scrubbing

    Scrubbing is the process of thoroughly cleaning, removing impurities, dirt, or contaminants from a surface or area. This term is commonly used in numerous contexts, including cleaning household items, data cleansing in technology, medical procedures, and environmental contexts like removing pollutants from industrial gases. It involves rigorous or repetitive actions often associated with the use of water, cleaning agents, or specific types of software for data scrubbing.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scrubbing

    of Scrub

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scrubbing in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scrubbing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of scrubbing in a Sentence

  1. John Kostyack:

    Facebook would like us to believe that its magical algorithms are somehow scrubbing its website of extremist content, yet those very same algorithms are auto-generating pages with titles like I Love Islamic State, which are ideal for terrorists to use for networking and recruiting.

  2. Bhaskar Salvi:

    For years they have been cleaning and scrubbing hospitals, residential complexes, streets and railway stations. But instead of providing them with protective gear, and rewarding them, people are ostracizing them. Some have even been refused water to drink, when requested while at work.

  3. Chris Brathwaite:

    We are in the process of scrubbing our marketplace to pull those items down.

  4. Mike Pence:

    The president-elect is absolutely committed to scrubbing the federal budget with the eye of a businessman.

  5. Kenneth Gamble:

    Even if she was disrupting the class, I don’t think it was worth going three hours or more scrubbing the floor for talking, i don’t appreciate you having my child scrub a floor with a toothbrush. I’m pretty sure she doesn'tscrub her own floor with a toothbrush. The Polk County School District told Fox News in a statement it was deeply concerned about the allegations, and said it's opened a formal investigation into the alleged incident. Florida's Department of Children and Families and police are also investigating, according to the district. Our schools are required to follow a Code of Student Conduct; it is expected that all disciplinary measures be handled in a manner that is respectful to the student and preserves their dignity, the statement read. If true, the allegations described at Lake Alfred Elementary are completely unacceptable.

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