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scrub

Emergency medicine verb To cleanse vigorously as required in emergency treatment of MVAs/RTAs in which wounds are ‘dirty’, deep, bloody, and studded with gravel, glass, debris, and dirt
Surgery noun The formal preoperative hand washing ritual that is a prerequisite for performing an invasive procedure in a body cavity
verb To perform the ritual of the scrub

scrub

noun The formal preoperative hand washing ritual that is a sine qua non prerequisite for performing an invasive procedure in a body cavity Rules of scrubbing
1. Work from distal–fingertips to proximal.
2. Complete scrubbing before rinsing.
3. Let water drain off elbow. Cf Scrubs. verb 1. To perform the holy ritual of the scrub noun 2. To cleanse vigorously as required in emergency treatment of MVAs in which wounds are 'dirty', deep, bloody, and studded with gravel, glass, debris, dirt, and sundry schmutz.

scrub

a habitat in which shrubs predominate.

scrub

1. low trees and bushes. Called also browse. Edible enough for livestock to graze them especially when more conventional feed is short. Lopping of this material for feeding is a husbandry practice in some arid zones. Lends itself to indigestion in ruminants because of its indigestibility, especially if it is the main article of diet.
2. to cleanse by vigorous scrubbing with a brush. See also surgical scrub (below).

scrub animal
one from grade parents, non-descript and not showing the predominant characteristics of any breed. Generally applied to agricultural animals.
scrub ironbark
brideliaexalta, B. leichhardtii.
scrub-itch mite
scrub kurrajong
pimeleamicrocephala, P. pauciflora.
scrub-up
see scrub (2).
scrub suit
the outer, protective clothing worn by operating room personnel. Usually specially prepared within the hospital's sterilizing facility to minimize contamination in the surgical suite.
surgical scrub
the ritualistic presurgical preparation of hands and arms by surgeons and their assistants. Includes thorough, vigorous and systematic cleaning with a brush of all skin surfaces. Persons prepared in this manner are then considered 'scrubbed-up', ready to take part in the surgical procedure, and are not allowed to touch any nonsterile surfaces.
scrub tick
see ixodesholocyclus.
scrub typhus
a disease of humans transmitted by Trombicula akamushi and resident in rodents which serve as reservoirs. Called also Japanese river fever, tsutsugamushi disease.
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His yel-low green eyes were fastened upon the scrubby jungle at our right.
here than where he had been the day before, and the ascending slopes supported mainly chaparral, scrubby and dense and impossible to penetrate on horseback.
The root of a small scrubby plant served as fuel, but it made a miserable fire, and the wind was piercingly cold.
She must have been fed on nut-kernels," said the old female robber, who had a long, scrubby beard, and bushy eyebrows that hung down over her eyes.
Scrubby, impecunious men drift to and fro there, waiting for the gods to provide something easy; and the prudent man, conscious of the possession of loose change, whizzes through the danger zone at his best speed, 'like one that on a lonesome road doth walk in fear and dread, and having once turned round walks on, and turns no more his head, because he knows a frightful fiend doth close behind him tread.
He was dressed in black and rusty iron grey; had jet black beads of eyes; a scrubby little black chin; wiry black hair striking out from his head in prongs, like forks or hair-pins; and a complexion that was very dingy by nature, or very dirty by art, or a compound of nature and art.
You can form no idea, sir, of the number of times he kissed quite a scrubby little piece--in comparison--that I cut off for HIM.
Jared, of the Butantan Institute in Sao Paulo, got his first hint of true venom when collecting yellow-skinned frogs (Corythomantis greeningi) among cacti and scrubby trees in Brazil's dry Caatinga region.
When DJ hit his tee shot at the last into the edge of a scruffy, scrubby trap where the gallery had been walking, a playoff beckoned.
In 2014, Welspun doubled its spunlace production capacity to 12,000 metric tons per annum and is now among the few global companies offering a variety range of spunlace products including basic spunlace, high strength and low elongation products, three-dimensional embossed spunlace, spunlace made from microfibers, scrubby spunlace and various multi-layer composite structures.
Scrog' is an alternative spelling of 'shrogg' and both words refer to patches of scrubby woodland.
0m wide sealed road on monto - mt perry road from scrubby creek to eastern creek.