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|incantation=''Scourgify''
 
|incantation=''Scourgify''
 
|type=Charm
 
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|light=None
 
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|effect=Cleans target object
 
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{{quote|She pointed her wand at Hedwig's cage. 'Scourgify.' A few feathers and droppings vanished.|Nymphadora Tonks's use on Hedwig's cage|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
 
{{quote|She pointed her wand at Hedwig's cage. 'Scourgify.' A few feathers and droppings vanished.|Nymphadora Tonks's use on Hedwig's cage|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
The '''Scouring Charm''' is a household [[charm]] used to clean an object. The incantation for this charm is ''Scourgify''. Another similar spell for such a purpose is ''[[Tergeo]]''.
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The '''Scouring Charm''' is a household [[charm]], possibly a [[cleaning spell]], used to clean an object. The incantation for this charm is ''Scourgify''. Another similar spell for such a purpose is ''[[Tergeo]]''.
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==History==
   
 
The Scouring Charm was used by [[Nymphadora Tonks]] when attempting to clean [[Hedwig]]'s cage during their liberation of [[Harry Potter]] from [[4 Privet Drive]] in [[1995]]. It can also be used on humans. [[James Potter I|James Potter]] used it on [[Severus Snape]] in the grounds, causing soap to fill his mouth. Many wizarding families use this spell, both for cleaning and punishing people who swear.
 
The Scouring Charm was used by [[Nymphadora Tonks]] when attempting to clean [[Hedwig]]'s cage during their liberation of [[Harry Potter]] from [[4 Privet Drive]] in [[1995]]. It can also be used on humans. [[James Potter I|James Potter]] used it on [[Severus Snape]] in the grounds, causing soap to fill his mouth. Many wizarding families use this spell, both for cleaning and punishing people who swear.
   
==Known users==
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==Practitioners==
 
* [[Hermione Granger]]
 
* [[Hermione Granger]]
 
* [[James Potter I|James Potter]]
 
* [[James Potter I|James Potter]]
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*This charm has a curiously similar incantation to the [[Cleaning Charm]].
 
*This charm has a curiously similar incantation to the [[Cleaning Charm]].
 
*[[Skurge]] may be a variant of this spell.
 
*[[Skurge]] may be a variant of this spell.
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*In ''[[Wonderbook: Book of Spells]]'', the hand gesture is "''[[:File:ScourgifySymbol.png|a smooth, sinuous motion, like a letter 'S]]".''
 
*The [http://harrypotter.scholastic.com/glossary/ Scholastic Official Site] lists this as the [[Vanishing Spell]].
 
*The [http://harrypotter.scholastic.com/glossary/ Scholastic Official Site] lists this as the [[Vanishing Spell]].
   
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Latest revision as of 09:27, December 13, 2014

Scouring Charm
Incantation

Scourgify

Type

Charm

Hand Movement

Scourgify movement

Light

None

Effect

Cleans target object

"She pointed her wand at Hedwig's cage. 'Scourgify.' A few feathers and droppings vanished."
—Nymphadora Tonks's use on Hedwig's cage[src]

The Scouring Charm is a household charm, possibly a cleaning spell, used to clean an object. The incantation for this charm is Scourgify. Another similar spell for such a purpose is Tergeo.

HistoryEdit

The Scouring Charm was used by Nymphadora Tonks when attempting to clean Hedwig's cage during their liberation of Harry Potter from 4 Privet Drive in 1995. It can also be used on humans. James Potter used it on Severus Snape in the grounds, causing soap to fill his mouth. Many wizarding families use this spell, both for cleaning and punishing people who swear.

PractitionersEdit

EtymologyEdit

Perhaps related to English scour, "clean". -ify is a common English suffix meaning "to make ...". Therefore scourgify could mean "to make clean".

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