Scrubbing vs Scour - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between scrubbing and scour
is that scrubbing
) while scour
is to clean, polish, or wash something by scrubbing it vigorously.
As a noun scrubbing
is an act of cleaning in which something is scrubbed.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
An act of cleaning in which something is scrubbed.
* scower (obsolete)
To clean, polish, or wash something by scrubbing it vigorously.
To remove by rubbing or cleansing; to sweep along or off.
- He scoured the burner pans to remove the burnt spills.
- He scoured the burnt food from the pan.
To search an area thoroughly.
- [I will] stain my favors in a bloody mask, / Which, washed away, shall scour my shame with it.
(ambitransitive) To move swiftly over; to brush along.
* Alexander Pope
- They scoured the scene of the crime for clues.
- when swift Camilla scours the plain
(veterinary medicine) Of livestock, to suffer from diarrhea.
- So four fierce coursers, starting to the race, / Scour through the plain, and lengthen every pace.
(veterinary medicine) To purge.
- If a lamb is scouring , do not delay treatment.
(obsolete) To cleanse.
* Francis Bacon
- to scour a horse
- Warm water is softer than cold, for it scoureth better.
The removal of sediment caused by swiftly moving water.
- Bridge scour may scoop out scour holes and compromise the integrity of the bridge.