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What is another word for swab?

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To daub or wipe, typically with a swab
“Use two swabs simultaneously to swab the buccal area and gum line.”
To clean something, especially with a swab
“He stood up, staring at the blood on his palm for a moment before a med-tech used a wipe to swab it and disinfect his skin.”
To wash something by rinsing or flooding with water
To rub or scour something with force, typically to clean or polish it
To apply a substance to a surface
A small piece of soft, absorbent material used to treat wounds or for other medical purposes
“Clean the wound with a swab soaked in normal saline.”
A mariner or sailor who mans a ship
“His head was surmounted by the ship's swab, whose brown tresses descended half-way to the deck.”
An implement consisting of a bundle of thick loose strings or a sponge attached to a handle
The act, or an instance of, wiping or rubbing
A layer of paint or metal spread thinly on a surface
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