swab

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To use a swab on something, or clean something with a swab
A sailor; see swabby
A mop, especially on a ship
A piece of material used for cleaning or sampling other items like musical instruments or guns
A sample taken with a swab (1)
a small piece of soft, absorbent material, such as gauze, used to clean wounds, apply medicine, or take samples of body fluids. Often attached to a stick or wire to aid access
{n} an ordinary mop, a bean shell
{v} to clean with a mop, to mop
1. Cotton swab, comprising a small wad of cotton on the end of a short rod2. A nautical term for a yarn mop3. A low-ranking sailor
To clean with a mop or swab; to wipe when very wet, as after washing; as, to swab the desk of a ship
A rope mop
implement consisting of a small piece of cotton that is used to apply medication or cleanse a wound or obtain a specimen of a secretion
A swab is a small piece of cotton wool used by a doctor or nurse for cleaning a wound or putting a substance on it
A kind of mop for cleaning floors, the desks of vessels, etc
{i} large mop; (Medicine) small piece of absorbent material attached to a stick (used to administer medication, take cultures for microscopic examination, etc.)
{f} clean or wipe with a large mop; apply material using a cotton swab
A wad of absorbent material usually wound around one end of a small stick and used for applying medication or for removing material from an area; also, a dacron-tipped polystyrene applicator (See 827)
cleaning implement consisting of absorbent material fastened to a handle; for cleaning floors implement consisting of a small piece of cotton that is used to apply medication or cleanse a wound or obtain a specimen of a secretion wash with a swab or a mop; "swab the ship's decks
A sponge, or other suitable substance, attached to a long rod or handle, for cleaning the bore of a firearm
If you swab something, you clean it using a wet cloth or a tool called a mop. I noticed a lone man in the cafeteria swabbing the floor as I passed
A cod, or pod, as of beans or pease
wash with a swab or a mop; "swab the ship's decks"
apply (usually a liquid) to a surface; "dab the wall with paint"
one made of rope-yarns or threads
An epaulet
cleaning implement consisting of absorbent material fastened to a handle; for cleaning floors
To swab is to use a small piece of absorbent material on the end of a stick or wire to obtain mucus or other specimen, cleanse and area, or apply medicine
A bit of sponge, cloth, or the like, fastened to a handle, for cleansing the mouth of a sick person, applying medicaments to deep-seated parts, etc
esp
swab down
{f} apply material using a cotton swab
cotton swab
A small wad of cotton wrapped around the end of a small rod, made of wood, rolled paper, or plastic
swob
{v} to clean a floor or gun
swob
{n} a mop to clean floors or guns
swob
{n} an ordinary mop, a bean shell
To swab
swabber
cotton swab
small piece of absorbent material attached to a stick, Q-tip (registered trademark)
swabbing
cleaning with a mop; "he gave it a good mopping
swabbing
cleaning with a mop; "he gave it a good mopping"
swabs
plural of swab
swob
Variant of swab
throat swab
device used in the checking for bacteria in the throat
swab
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