Definition of Swab

1. Noun. 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.

Generic synonyms: Implement



2. Verb. Wash with a swab or a mop. "Swab the ship's decks"
Exact synonyms: Swob
Generic synonyms: Mop, Mop Up, Wipe Up
Derivative terms: Swabbing, Swob

3. Noun. Cleaning implement consisting of absorbent material fastened to a handle; for cleaning floors.
Exact synonyms: Mop, Swob
Generic synonyms: Cleaning Device, Cleaning Equipment, Cleaning Implement
Specialized synonyms: Dry Mop, Dust Mop, Dustmop, Sponge Mop
Terms within: Mop Handle
Derivative terms: Mop, Swob

4. Verb. Apply (usually a liquid) to a surface. "They swab the bread with melted butter"; "Dab the wall with paint"
Exact synonyms: Dab, Swob
Generic synonyms: Apply, Put On
Derivative terms: Dab, Dab

Definition of Swab

1. v. t. To clean with a mop or swab; to wipe when very wet, as after washing; as, to swab the desk of a ship.

2. n. A kind of mop for cleaning floors, the desks of vessels, etc., esp. one made of rope-yarns or threads.

Definition of Swab

1. Noun. (medicine) 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. ¹

2. Noun. A sample taken with a swab (1). ¹

3. Noun. A piece of material used for cleaning or sampling other items like musical instruments or guns. ¹

4. Noun. A mop, especially on a ship. ¹

5. Noun. (slang) A sailor; see '''swabby'''. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To use a swab on something, or clean something with a swab ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Swab

1. to clean with a large mop [v SWABBED, SWABBING, SWABS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Swab

svelte
sveltely
svelteness
sveltenesses
svelter
sveltest
svengali
svengalis
sverdrup
sverdrups
sverigeite
svl
svn
svyatoslavite
svyazhinite
swab (current term)
swabbed
swabber
swabbers
swabbie
swabbies
swabbing
swabby
swabs
swack
swacked
swad
swaddies
swaddle
swaddled

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