English → English - swab

Pronunciation
v. clean or wipe with a large mop; apply material using a cotton swab
n. large mop; (Medicine) small piece of absorbent material attached to a stick (used to administer medication, take cultures for microscopic examination, etc.)

English → Spanish - swab

Pronunciation
v. lampacear, fregar con estropajo; estregar con algodón
s. lampazo, estropajo; algodón

English → French - swab

Pronunciation
v. nettoyer
n. serpière; tampon (médecine)

English → German - swab

Pronunciation
v. wischen, schrubben; betupfen (Wunde)
n. Abtupfen; Abstrich (Medizin)

English → Indonesian - swab

Pronunciation
n. alat pengepel, penghapus, kain pel, kain penyeka
v. mengepel, menyeka

English → Italian - swab

Pronunciation
v. passare lo straccio su, pulire con lo straccio; (Mar) redazzare, radazzare; (Med) pulire con un tampone
s. strofinaccio per pavimenti, straccio; (Mar) redazza, radazza; (Med) tampone, zaffo, stuello; (Artigl) scovolo; (sl) individuo goffo e maldestro

English → Polish - swab

Pronunciation
n. tampon, wacik, wymaz z gardła
v. wycierać, tamponować, wytrzeć

English → Portuguese - swab

Pronunciation
v. lavar, limpar, esfregar
s. esfregão; extensão (medicinal)

English → Russian - swab

Pronunciation
г. мыть шваброй
с. швабра, тампон; мазок, помазок, банник; офицерский погон; увалень

English → Turkish - swab

Pronunciation
i. bez, paçavra, tahta bezi, paspas bezi, bulaşık bezi, temizlik bezi, ilaçlı pamuk, palas turpa, tayfa, alçak, alçak herif

English → Ukrainian - swab

Pronunciation
n. швабра, тампон, помазок
v. швабра: мити шваброю, підтирати, тампон: витирати тампоном

English → Dutch - swab

Pronunciation
ww. zwabberen, wissen
zn. zwabber, mop, wis; prop watten, wattenstaafje; tampon; uitstrijkje (geneeskunde)

English → Greek - swab

Pronunciation
ρήμ. σφουγγαρίζω, επιθέτω φάρμακο
ουσ. μάκτρο, πατσαβούρα

English → Arabic - swab

Pronunciation
‏قطن طبي، ممسحة السفن، عينة، الفظ، شخص تافه‏
‏مسح، نظف، نظف بالقطن‏

English → Chinese - swab

Pronunciation
(动) 打扫; 涂抹于; 擦拭
(名) 医用海绵; 药签; 纱布; 拭子

English → Chinese - swab

Pronunciation
(動) 打掃; 塗抹於; 擦拭
(名) 醫用海綿; 藥簽; 紗布; 拭子

English → Hindi - swab

Pronunciation
n. झाड़ू, बुहारी, कंची, ब्रश, जर्राही का सोखनेवाला गद्दा, अफ़सर, पट्टी
v. झाड़ू लगाना, झाड़-पोंछ करना, झाड़ू से साफ़ करना

English → Japanese - swab

Pronunciation
(動) モップがけする; 消毒する
(名) 消毒綿(医学); モップ; 綿棒(薬品をつけたり顕微鏡検査のためにバクテリアをとったりするのに用いる)

English → Korean - swab

Pronunciation
동. 걸레질하다; 약솜으로 닦아내다
명. 자루 걸레, 소독면, 소독거즈, 미련퉁이

English → Vietnamese - swab

Pronunciation
v. lau chùi

Definition of swab

Pronunciation
Noun
1. 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 (piece of absorbent material).
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. A sailor; a swabby.
Verb
6. To use a swab on something, or clean something with a swab.
Swab the deck of a ship
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Verb Forms

Present participle: swabbing
Present: swab (3.person: swabs)
Past: swabbed
Future: will swab
Present conditional: would swab
Present Perfect: have swabbed (3.person: has swabbed)
Past Perfect: had swabbed
Future Perfect: will have swabbed
Past conditional: would have swabbed
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