Scrubbed
Scrub Scrub (skr[u^]b), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scrubbed} (skr[u^]bd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Scrubbing}.] [OE. scrobben, probably of Dutch or Scand. origin; cf. Dan. skrubbe, Sw. skrubba, D. schrobben, LG. schrubben.] To rub hard; to wash with rubbing; usually, to rub with a wet brush, or with something coarse or rough, for the purpose of cleaning or brightening; as, to scrub a floor, a doorplate. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • scrubbed — I. adjective Etymology: 1scrub Date: 1596 archaic scrubby 1 II. adjective Etymology: from past participle of 2scrub Date: 1948 giving the impression of being clean or wholesome as if from scrubbing < days when …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • scrubbed — adj. Scrubbed is used with these nouns: ↑table …   Collocations dictionary

  • scrubbed — /skrub id/, adj. Archaic. stunted; scrubby. [1590 1600; SCRUB2 + ED3] * * * …   Universalium

  • scrubbed — verb (in surgery) with hands washed according to operating room protocol and wearing sterile gown and sterile gloves …   Wiktionary

  • scrubbed — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. cleaned, polished, immaculate; see clean 1 …   English dictionary for students

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  • scrubbed — a. See scrubby …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • well-scrubbed — adj. * * * …   Universalium

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