There are 2 translations of swab in Spanish:

swab1

Pronunciation: /swɑːb; swɒb/

n

  • 1 1.1 (of cotton, gauze) hisopo (m) húmedo
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    • During the exam, your doctor may apply a cotton-tipped swab to the area to see if it is painful.
    • The nurse used sterile cotton wool swabs to obtain swab specimens of the wound.
    • An alcohol swab cleans the valve connection before each procedure.
    1.2 (specimen) muestra (f), frotis (m)
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    • All the three throat swabs were from patients with upper respiratory tract infections while the eye specimen was from a patient with conjunctivitis.
    • The doctor or nurse that you see will probably take a swab (sample of cells) from the area to check for the infection that's causing the warts.
    • A piece of hair, a nail clipping, or a swab from a glass of beer could all be used to provide information without the person concerned ever knowing.

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There are 2 translations of swab in Spanish:

swab2

vt (-bb-)

  • 1.1 [wound] limpiar (con algodón, gasa etc)
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    • In the Clark case, technicians swabbed every surface, knowing the smallest trace amount could nab a killer.
    • The largest five lesions were swabbed with one swab by gently rubbing the wound surface.
    • She swabbed the inside of Sean's elbow, and stuck the needle in.
    1.2 [deck] to swab (down) lavar, limpiar

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Word of the day rigor
m
rigor (US), rigour (GB) …
Cultural fact of the day

Santería is a religious cult, fusing African beliefs and Catholicism, which developed among African Yoruba slaves in Cuba. Followers believe both in a single supreme being and also in orishas, deities who each share an identity with a Christian saint and who combine a force of nature with human characteristics. Rituals involve music, dancing, sacrificial offerings, divination, and going into trances.