Definitions For Swab


  • Cleaning implement consisting of absorbent material fastened to a handle; for cleaning floors
  • Implement consisting of a small piece of cotton that is used to apply medication or cleanse a wound or obtain a specimen of a secretion
  • A small piece of soft material sometimes on the end of a small stick that is used for applying medicine, cleaning a wound, etc.
  • A small amount of material taken with a swab as a sample from a person's body


  • Apply (usually a liquid) to a surface
  • Wash with a swab or a mop
  • To wipe or clean (something, such as a wound) with a swab

Is Swab a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

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Words with Friends

The word Swab is worth 9 points in Scrabble and 10 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Swab in a Sentence

  • Use a cotton swab dipped in alcohol to disinfect the area.
  • The doctor took a throat swab and sent it to the lab.
  • The nurse swabbed the cut with a disinfectant.

Synonyms for Swab

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