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Synonyms for scavenger

a chemical agent that is added to a chemical mixture to counteract the effects of impurities

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someone who collects things that have been discarded by others

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any animal that feeds on refuse and other decaying organic matter

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Predators and scavengers are frequently persecuted for their negative effects on property, livestock and human life," the study notes.
There are those who serve the agribusiness giant; scavengers, or "Shirks," who survive by raiding their farm compounds; and the roving, lawless "Jackers," loyal to no one.
I decided to do it on scavengers as my home was next to their colony.
A study conducted by Sustainable Development Policy Institute (2003) revealed that around 89,500- 106,500 children are occupied as child scavengers in the five major cities of Pakistan, including Islamabad.
This trash attracts scavengers, animals that eat decaying material.
Internal oxygen content can be reduced by chemical scavengers; however, scavengers have slow rates of reaction, limited capacity, and limited ability to trigger the scavenging reaction at the time of filling.
MULTAN -- District Officer Solid Waste Management Khawaja Mohammad Anwar has directed the MWMC supervisors to stop scavengers for collecting waste from containers.
Unlike conventional water scavengers for silane-curing adhesives and sealants, the liquid has only a very faint odor.
His idea was that dry latrines would ensure that manual scavengers involved in cleaning the dry latrines across lakhs of households in India will be forced to look for alternate livelihood.
Scavengers spend a fun-filled day hunting down special tokens from more than 15 sites of interest throughout the watershed.
Sharjah: Authorities in Sharjah plan to crackdown on illegal scrap dealers and trash scavengers whose activities pose a public health and safety risk, an official said.
New Delhi, June 26 ( ANI ): The Centre is in the process of formulating a new law for 'Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation', revising the existing Schemes for Rehabilitation of Manual Scavengers and Total Sanitation Campaign.
Since the Yogyakarta City has interest in reducing the waste tonnage transported to the new landfill, there are discussions among local decision makers about the involvement of scavengers in the new landfill.
According to Khaled Al Huraimel, Chief Executive Officer of Bee'ah, the cooperation with the Sharjah City Municipality and the General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs is important as many of the scavengers in Sharjah are illegal residents.