Noun(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(2) cleaning implement consisting of absorbent material fastened to a handle; for cleaning floors
Verb(1) wash with a swab or a mop(2) apply (usually a liquid
(1) Candidiasis is usually diagnosed by examination or growing a culture from a sample on a swab .(2) The doctor or nurse that you see will probably take a swab (sample of cells) from the area to check for the infection that's causing the warts.(3) swab a patch of skin with alcohol(4) My doctor friends came with the First-Aid Team, and forewarned that it's going to hurt when they wipe the wound with the wet swab .(5) At least it's right manly of you to help try to swab up the vomit all these watery sea-sickening miles later.(6) Pull firmly and steadily on the tick until it lets go, then swab the bite site with alcohol.(7) In the Internet cafÔö£┬«, the manager sat with a giant tub of antiseptic wipes at her elbow, ready to swab down mouse and keyboard after each use.(8) An alcohol swab cleans the valve connection before each procedure.(9) Take cap off of heparin vial and clean with alcohol swab .(10) During the exam, your doctor may apply a cotton-tipped swab to the area to see if it is painful.(11) Finally, clean and swab the rest of your gat - cylinder, slide, trigger, receiver, what have you - and you're good to go.(12) But it's still comes down to insuring doctors against the situation that happens if they leave a swab inside a wound.(13) Two days ago a urethral swab was sent from the genitourinary medicine department taken from my patient.(14) They came to that conclusion by actually weighing the fouling removed after cleaning with a dry swab .(15) A piece of hair, a nail clipping, or a swab from a glass of beer could all be used to provide information without the person concerned ever knowing.(16) When collecting aspirated material or material with a needle and syringe, the specimen should not be placed on a swab .