(noun, verb)


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

Definition categories: man–made, implement

2. cleaning implement consisting of absorbent material fastened to a handle; for cleaning floors

Similar word(s): mop, swob

Definition categories: man–made


1. wash with a swab or a mop

- swab the ship's decks

Similar word(s): swob

Definition categories: contact, mop

2. apply (usually a liquid) to a surface

Similar word(s): dab, swob

Definition categories: contact, apply

Sentences with swab as a verb:

- swab the deck of a ship