verb (used with object), swabbed, swab·bing.
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Origin of swab
OTHER WORDS FROM swabun·swabbed, adjective
Definition for swab (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for swab
She submitted to a DNA swab after some discussions between the authorities and her lawyer.Katherine Russell Under Scrutiny After Female DNA Found on Boston Bomb|Michael Daly|April 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Pour a little into a cup, and apply to the spots with a swab, but be sure not to allow the acid to touch the hands.The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887)|Mrs. F.L. Gillette
Had not he possessed that, he would not have been at the head of the firm of Crank, Trunnion & Swab.The Two Supercargoes|W.H.G. Kingston
The bauer by daylight was somewhat less of a Swab and gave me milk for my porridge, the first I had had for three months.The New Germany|George Young
British Dictionary definitions for swab
- a small piece of cotton, gauze, etc, for use in applying medication, cleansing a wound, or obtaining a specimen of a secretion, etc
- the specimen so obtained