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  Definition of Swab
  1. cleaning implement consisting of absorbent material fastened to a handle; for cleaning floors
  2. 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
  3. apply (usually a liquid) to a surface; "dab the wall with paint"
  4. wash with a swab or a mop; "swab the ship''s decks"
Similar Words: swob, mop, dab

 

Hyponyms: dustmop, dust mop, dry mop, sponge mop

 

Derivational Morphology: wipe up, mop up, mop, swob, dab, tap, pat, splash, splatter, swabbing, mopping

 

 
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