cotton swab


Definition of cotton swab

  1. :  a short stick that has round pieces of cotton at both ends

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a soft usually white fibrous substance composed of the hairs surrounding the seeds of various erect freely branching tropical plants (genus Gossypium) of the mallow family

    :  a plant producing cotton

    :  one grown for its cotton

  1. :  mop

    :  a yarn mop

    :  a wad of absorbent material usually wound around one end of a small stick and used especially for applying medication or for removing material from an area

  1. :  to clean with or as if with a swab

    :  to apply medication to with a swab

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