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2 definitions found
 for scrubbing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  scrubbing
      n 1: the act of cleaning a surface by rubbing it with a brush
           and soap and water [syn: scrub, scrubbing, scouring]

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