degunker

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

degunk +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

degunker (plural not attested)

  1. (informal) Something that removes gunk.
    • 2005, Ron Wanttaja, Airplane Ownership (page 191)
      It used to be that you could take off the cowling, wrap plastic bags around the electrical stuff (magnetos, regulator, and alternator) and vacuum pump, and blast away with engine degunker.
    • 2005, Wayne Palaia, Christina Palaia, Degunking Microsoft Office
      The Disk Defragmenter utility (see Figure 3-5) is a degunker's friend, enabling your computer to consolidate fragmented files and gain more efficient access to your folder system.
    • 2009 2009-03-03, “It’s Not Easy Being Clean”, New York Times:
      Citra-Drain is an eco-Drano-type degunker, unclogging everything but my nonvegan arteries.