cotton swab

noun

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

Examples of cotton swab in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Have your child can grab a paintbrush or even a cotton swab, dip it in the lemon juice mixture, and paint on a piece of paper. Nicole Harris, Parents, 22 May 2024 Dip a cotton swab or toothpick in dish soap, then encourage your child to swirl it around the colorful milk. Nicole Harris, Parents, 22 May 2024 The Best Ways to Manage Allergies With Natural Remedies How to Safely Apply Neosporin in Your Nose To safely apply Neosporin inside your nose, Villegas recommends following these steps: Wash your hands with soap and water. Apply a small amount of Neosporin to the tip of a clean cotton swab or pad. Alyssa Hui, Verywell Health, 8 May 2024 Avoid spreading it too widely or harshly on the skin or pushing it too far into the nose. Dispose of the cotton swab and wash your hands again. Alyssa Hui, Verywell Health, 8 May 2024 Use a damp cotton swab to clean the tight spaces, crevices, and corners of your pendant light fixture that have gathered dust or debris. USA TODAY, 14 Apr. 2024 Use a cotton swab to apply milk of magnesia on your sore. Jenna Ryu, SELF, 18 Mar. 2024 Earlier this year, veterinarians and zookeepers fashioned a brace from a cotton swab for one of the zoo's female Peruvian jumping sticks. Bailey Richards, Peoplemag, 25 Mar. 2024 Apple recommends against trying to insert a cotton swab or any other foreign object into your charging port. Kurt Knutsson, Cyberguy Report, Fox News, 29 Feb. 2024

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“Cotton swab.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cotton%20swab. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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