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  1. swab

    • IPA[swɒb]

    英式

    • n.
      an absorbent pad or piece of material used in surgery and medicine for cleaning wounds, applying medication, or taking specimens.;a specimen of a secretion taken with a swab for examination
    • v.
      clean (a wound or surface) with a swab;absorb or clear (moisture) with a swab
    • noun: swab, plural noun: swabs

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. an absorbent pad or piece of material used in surgery and medicine for cleaning wounds, applying medication, or taking specimens.
    • a specimen of a secretion taken with a swab for examination he had taken throat swabs
    • 2. a mop or other absorbent device for cleaning or mopping up a floor or other surface.
    • 3. archaic a contemptible person ‘Avast, ye swabs,’ she shouted
    • US another term for swabbie

    動詞

    • 1. clean (a wound or surface) with a swab the crew were swabbing down the decks swab a patch of skin with alcohol
    • absorb or clear (moisture) with a swab the blood was swabbed away