scavenger has definitions from the fields of zoology,chemistry
[ noun ] (chemistry) a chemical agent that is added to a chemical mixture to counteract the effects of impurities

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(Francis J. Johnston and John E. Willard, "The...)

Furthermore , the exchange would not be expected to be sensitive to trace amounts of impurities because it would not be apt to be a chain_reaction since the activation_energy for abstraction of chlorine by a chlorine atom would be expected to be too high ; also it would be expected that * * f would compete very effectively with any impurities as a scavenger for * * f radicals .

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chemical_agent scavenge

[ noun ] someone who collects things that have been discarded by others


pack_rat magpie

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hoarder salvage

[ noun ] (zoology) any animal that feeds on refuse and other decaying organic matter

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animal bottom_feeder scavenge