cotton swab

noun

Definition of cotton swab

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

Word by Word Definitions

cotton play
  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

  2. : a plant producing cotton

  3. : a crop of cotton

  1. : to take a liking

  2. : to come to understand

swab play
  1. : mop

  2. : 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

  3. : a specimen taken with a swab

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

  2. : to apply medication to with a swab


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