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noun 
  1. (medicine) a small piece of soft, absorbent material, such as gauze, used to clean wounds, apply medicine, or take samples of body fluids. Often attached to a stick or wire to aid access.
  2. A sample taken with a swab (1).
  3. A piece of material used for cleaning or sampling other items like musical instruments or guns.
  4. A mop, especially on a ship.
  5. (slang) A sailor; see swabby.
verb (swab, b, ed)
  1. (transitive) To use a swab on something, or clean something with a swab
    • swab the decks: mop the deck of a ship

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