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scavenging

[′skav·ən·jiŋ]
(mechanical engineering)
Removal of spent gases from an internal combustion engine cylinder and replacement by a fresh charge or air.
(metallurgy)
Removal of dissolved gases from molten metal.
(ordnance)
The sweeping out, by a blast of air, of the gaseous products resulting from the firing of a gun.
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It is unacceptable the workers were left to scavenge in fields for food as they had not been paid for 35 days.
By the time it reaches retail it will have done its magic, but it will continue to scavenge on the retail shelf if oxygen transmission continues through the barrier," Cook says.
Pellegrino, chief operations officer of Pellegrino Recycling, which has the recycling contract for Shrewsbury, said he sympathizes with people who feel they have to scavenge other people's trash, but the practice can cause problems.
In particular, wounded Bison that die later may provide substantial quantities of food to Wolves prepared to scavenge carcasses.
Since, Dual activity of methanolic extract to inhibit lipid peroxidation and scavenge free radical showed from T arjuna for application to prevent atherosclerosis.
Conversely, the maximum plant extract concentration used for DPPH scavenging experiment did not scavenge up to 50% DPPH.
Two natural products Polypodium leucotomos extract (PL) and kojic acid (KA) were tested for their ability to scavenge reactive oxygen species (.
The ability of MLS and CELS to scavenge hydrogen peroxide was determined according to the method of Ruch et al.
The animals' keepers offer insightful comments about a Komodo dragon so fearless that the keeper could simply take it for a walk to its new cage rather than ship it in a box, and the tasmanian devil who loves to scavenge, a talent her keepers encourage by dragging the food around her living area and putting it in a different hiding place every time.