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Noun swab has 2 senses
- swab - 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
--1 is a kind of implement
- swab, swob, mop - cleaning implement consisting of absorbent material fastened to a handle; for cleaning floors
--2 is a kind of cleaning implement
--2 has parts: mop handle
--2 has particulars: dustmop, dust mop, dry mop; sponge mop
Verb swab has 2 senses
- swab, swob - wash with a swab or a mop; "swab the ship's decks"
--1 is one way to wipe up, mop up, mop
Somebody ----s something
- dab, swab, swob - apply (usually a liquid) to a surface; "dab the wall with paint"
--2 is one way to put on, apply
They swab the bread with melted butter