Translation of "swab" - English-Spanish dictionary

swab

noun uk /swɒb/ us /swɑːb/

a small piece of soft material used for cleaning a cut or for taking a small amount of substance from a body, or the substance itself that can then be tested

hisopo húmedo, muestra
The nurse cleaned the cut on my leg with a swab.
‘I’m just going to take a swab of your ear,’ said the doctor.
verb uk /swɒb/ us /swɑːb/ -bb-

to wash a surface, especially the open, flat areas of a ship, with a wet cloth or mop

lavar

to clean a cut or take a small amount of substance from a body using a small piece of soft material

limpiar

(Translation of “swab” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)