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Verb: swab (swabbed,swabbing)  swób
  1. Wash with a swab or a mop
    "swab the ship's decks";
    - swob
  2. Apply (usually a liquid) to a surface
    "swab the wall with paint";
    - dab, swob
Noun: swab  swób
  1. 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
  2. Cleaning implement consisting of absorbent material fastened to a handle; for cleaning floors
    - swob, mop

Derived forms: swabs, swabbed, swabbing

Type of: apply, cleaning device, cleaning equipment, cleaning implement, implement, mop, mop up, put on, wipe up

Encyclopedia: Swab