Meaning of swab

Definition of swab

(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
cleaning implement consisting of absorbent material fastened to a handle; for cleaning floors
(verb) wash with a swab or a mop; "swab the ship's decks"
apply (usually a liquid) to a surface; "dab the wall with paint"

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