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scavenge (around) for someone or something

to search everywhere for someone or something. We had to scavenge for a person who would agree to run for president in my place. Sam scavenged around for a socket wrench.
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But from my 23 years of experience in the business, when people scavenge they tend to rip bags apart and make messes," he said.
In fact, at the lowest concentration, BHA scavenges DPPH at twice the efficiency of plant extract.
However, some compounds (KT101, 108, 118, 119 and 133) did not scavenge DPPH radical appreciably, although they strongly inhibited lipid peroxidation.
Based in Irvine, its product lines include flight control actuation systems and components, thrust-reverser actuation systems, electrohydraulic servovalves, utility hydraulic systems and components, DC motor pumps, fuel pumps, lubrication and scavenge pumps, fuel measurement and management systems, cockpit instrumentation, flight inspection systems, pneumatic subsystems and components, fluid metering delivery and atomization devices, and wheels and brakes.
Stability of the extract to scavenge superoxide and to inhibit xanthine oxidase has been presented in Table 2.
Anti-oxidants such as vitamin C are commonly added to cosmetic products to scavenge free radicals and promote healthy skin.
If many bird populations dip toward extinction in the coming century, as scientists predict, widespread harm could come to ecosystems that depend on these birds to pollinate plants, disperse seeds, scavenge carrion, and control insects.
In this study, we used a simple and rapid method, a DPPH radical-generating system, in which extracts or components of medicinal plants scavenge free radicals directly.
Antioxidants scavenge free radicals--highly reactive, oxidized molecules that can damage cells.
Thus, antioxidants which can scavenge ROS are expected to improve these disorders.
First, they scavenge minute amounts of energy from the environment around them, perhaps from a small temperature change, or the vibration of a movement, or the pressure of someone turning a switch.
The company's products and technologies are based on systems that produce superoxide ions, which can efficiently scavenge a wide range of airborne contaminants without the harmful physiological side effects of ozone.
During periods when food was scarce, the wolves probably foraged over a wide region, including coastal areas where predators could hunt young seals in rookeries or scavenge beached carcasses.
Director Tim Burton's "PLANET OF THE APES" begins with the premise of Pierre Boulle's acclaimed and beloved science fiction novel: A pilot crash lands on a strange planet and finds himself in a brutal, primal place where apes are in charge and humans scavenge for subsistence, hunted and enslaved by the tyrannical primates.