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American English: /swɑb/
British English: /swɒb/

Translation of swab in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (of cotton, gauze)
    hisopo (masculine) húmedo
    Example sentences
    • 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)
    Example sentences
    • 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.

transitive verb present participle swabbing past tense, past participle swabbed

  • 1
    limpiar (con algodón, gasa etc)
    Example sentences
    • 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.
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