scavenging

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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.