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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gown, surgical gown, scrubsnoun

    protective garment worn by surgeons during operations


  1. scrubsnoun

    A protective plastic gown worn by a surgeon when performing surgery.

  2. scrubsnoun

    Any medical uniform consisting of a short-sleeve shirt and pants.


  1. scrubs

    Scrubs refer to a type of sanitised protective clothing worn by healthcare professionals such as surgeons, nurses, physicians, and other workers involved in patient care in hospitals. Originally designed for use by surgeons and other operating room personnel, they are now worn by many hospital personnel. They are designed to be simple, easy to launder, and cheap to replace if damaged or stained. In a broader context, 'scrubs' can also refer to a variety of skincare products used to exfoliate and cleanse the skin.


  1. Scrubs

    Scrubs is an American medical comedy-drama television series created by Bill Lawrence that aired from October 2, 2001 to March 17, 2010 on NBC and later ABC. The series follows the lives of employees at the fictional Sacred Heart teaching hospital. The title is a play on surgical scrubs and a term for a low-ranking person because at the beginning of the series, most of the main characters were medical interns. The series features fast-paced screenplay, slapstick, and surreal vignettes presented mostly as the daydreams of the central character, Dr. John "J.D." Dorian, who is played by Zach Braff. Actors starring alongside Braff in the first eight seasons included Sarah Chalke, Donald Faison, Neil Flynn, Ken Jenkins, John C. McGinley, and Judy Reyes. The series has also featured multiple guest appearances by film actors, such as Brendan Fraser, Heather Graham, and Colin Farrell. In the ninth season, many new cast members were introduced and the show setting moved from a hospital to a medical school. Out of the original cast, only Braff, Faison and McGinley became regular cast members, while the others with the exception of Reyes, made guest appearances. Braff appeared in six episodes of the ninth season before departing. Kerry Bishé, Eliza Coupe, Dave Franco and Michael Mosley became series regulars with Bishé becoming the show's new narrator.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scrubs in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scrubs in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of scrubs in a Sentence

  1. Tanya Steinlage:

    When I got back the last time, I had to throw out my scrubs, i couldn't take it.

  2. Lauren Leander:

    I wish she could be in my shoes for a day, I'd have her put on a pair of scrubs and walk with me.

  3. Zach Braff:

    I think it’s more of a family show than ‘Scrubs.’ You know, ‘Scrubs’ was pretty risqu, matt [Tarses] was saying his teenage son is watching it – he can’t believe how much sex there was on the show. And we’re not doing that.

  4. Talisa Hardin:

    When I come home every day, I live in fear of contracting the virus, when I get home, I have to take off my scrubs, because the hospital won't give us hospital scrubs. I leave them outside in a plastic bag for a few days before I bring them in to wash them.

  5. Chris Kyle widow:

    I wanted to support everyone who made this movie representing real veteran families, but I didn't think I had the energy to show up at the Oscars, let alone be presentable, so, I find myself in a surreal position...like Cinderella who scrubs the floors but has a fairy Godmother (Warner Brothers) who got me on a plane and had a dress and jewelry and even the shoes and spanx waiting for me.

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