(noun, adjective, verb)


1. (of domestic animals) not selectively bred

Similar word(s): unimproved


1. dense vegetation consisting of stunted trees or bushes

Similar word(s): bush, chaparral

Definition categories: group, botany, flora, vegetation

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

Similar word(s): scouring, scrubbing

Definition categories: act, cleaning, cleansing, cleanup

Sentences with scrub as a noun:

- You are such a scrub! Instead of washing the dishes you put the used food on your face!


1. clean with hard rubbing

- She scrubbed his back

Similar word(s): scour

Definition categories: contact, rub

2. wash thoroughly

- surgeons must scrub prior to an operation

Definition categories: body, lave, wash

3. postpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled

- we had to scrub our vacation plans

Similar word(s): cancel, scratch

Definition categories: social

Sentences with scrub as a verb:

- Engineers had to scrub the satellite launch due to bad weather.

- The street segment data from the National Post Office will need to be scrubbed before it can be integrated into our system.