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scouring

Noun

1 moving over territory to search for something; "scouring the entire area revealed nothing"
2 the act of cleaning a surface by rubbing it with a brush and soap and water [syn: scrub, scrubbing]

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Noun

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

Verb

scouring
  1. present participle of scour
    Scouring the entire area revealed nothing.

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