Synonyms for scrub

Synonyms for (noun) scrub

Synonyms: scrubbing, scouring, scrub

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

Similar words: cleaning, cleansing, cleanup

Definition: the act of making something clean

Usage: he gave his shoes a good cleaning

Synonyms: scrub, bush, chaparral

Definition: dense vegetation consisting of stunted trees or bushes

Similar words: botany, flora, vegetation

Definition: all the plant life in a particular region or period

Usage: Pleistocene vegetation; the flora of southern California; the botany of China

Synonyms for (verb) scrub

Synonyms: scrub, scrub up

Definition: wash thoroughly

Usage: surgeons must scrub prior to an operation

Similar words: wash, lave

Definition: cleanse (one's body) with soap and water

Synonyms: scour, scrub

Definition: clean with hard rubbing

Usage: She scrubbed his back

Similar words: rub

Definition: move over something with pressure

Usage: rub my hands; rub oil into her skin

Synonyms for (adj) scrub

Synonyms: scrub

Definition: (of domestic animals) not selectively bred

Similar words: unimproved

Definition: not made more desirable or valuable or profitable; especially not made ready for use or marketing

Usage: taxes on unimproved land are low; unimproved dirt roads

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