HyperDic: swab

English > 4 senses of the word swab:
NOUNartifactswabimplement consisting of a small piece of cotton that is used to apply medication or cleanse a wound or obtain a specimen of a secretion
artifactswab, swob, mopcleaning implement consisting of absorbent material fastened to a handle
VERBcontactswab, swobwash with a swab or a mop
contactswab, dab, swobapply (usually a liquid / liquid) to a surface
swab > pronunciation
Soundsswaa'b
Rhymesblob ... throb: 23 rhymes with aab...
English > swab: 4 senses > noun 1, artifact
Meaningimplement consisting of a small piece of cotton that is used to apply medication or cleanse a wound or obtain a specimen of a secretion.
Broaderimplementinstrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end
Verbsswabapply (usually a liquid / liquid) to a surface
English > swab: 4 senses > noun 2, artifact
Meaningcleaning implement consisting of absorbent material fastened to a handle; for cleaning floors.
Synonymsswob, mop
Partsmop handleThe handle of a mop
Narrowerdustmop, dust mop, dry mopA dry swab for dusting floors
sponge mopA wet mop with a sponge as the absorbent
Broadercleaning implement, cleaning device, cleaning equipmentAny of a large class of implements used for cleaning
Spanishchascona, coleto, estropajo, fregar, fregona, lampazo, mapo, mechudo, mocho, mopa, suape, trapeador, trapero
Catalanpal de fregar
Verbsswabwash with a swab or a mop
English > swab: 4 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningwash with a swab or a mop.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"swab the ship's decks"
Synonymswob
Broaderwipe up, mop up, mopTo wash or wipe with or as if with a mop
Spanishfregar, limpiar
Catalanfregar
Nounsswabcleaning implement consisting of absorbent material fastened to a handle
swabbingcleaning with a mop
English > swab: 4 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningapply (usually a liquid / liquid) to a surface.
PatternSomebody ----s something with something
ModelThey swab the bread with melted butter
Synonymsdab, swob
Broaderput on, applyapply to a surface
Nounsswabimplement consisting of a small piece of cotton that is used to apply medication or cleanse a wound or obtain a specimen of a secretion

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