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Overview of noun swab

The noun swab has 2 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. 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)

2. swab, swob, mop

(cleaning implement consisting of absorbent material fastened to a handle; for cleaning floors)


Overview of verb swab

The verb swab has 2 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) swab, swob

(wash with a swab or a mop; "swab the ship's decks")

2. dab, swab, swob

(apply (usually a liquid) to a surface; "dab the wall with paint")

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