• Scouring Definition & Synonyms

  1. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scour

Scrub, Scrubbing,

• Scour Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) The act of scouring.
  2. (v. t.) To cleanse or clear, as by a current of water; to flush.
  3. (n.) A place scoured out by running water, as in the bed of a stream below a fall.
  4. (v. i.) To be purged freely; to have a diarrhoea.
  5. (v. t.) To remove by rubbing or cleansing; to sweep along or off; to carry away or remove, as by a current of water; -- often with off or away.
  6. (v. t.) To pass swiftly over; to brush along; to traverse or search thoroughly; as, to scour the coast.
  7. (v. t.) To purge; as, to scour a horse.
  8. (v. i.) To clean anything by rubbing.
  9. (n.) Diarrhoea or dysentery among cattle.
  10. (v. i.) To run swiftly; to rove or range in pursuit or search of something; to scamper.
  11. (v. t.) To rub hard with something rough, as sand or Bristol brick, especially for the purpose of cleaning; to clean by friction; to make clean or bright; to cleanse from grease, dirt, etc., as articles of dress.
  12. (v. i.) To cleanse anything.

Abrade, Flush, Purge, Scrub,