Synonyms for Swab:

n.

anesthetize, attend, bleed, bring back, bypass, anaesthetize, cauterize, catch. checkup, blood test, diagnosis, biopsy, CAT scan, amniocentesis, autopsy, cervical smear, check, CT-SCAN. compress, cane, corset, braces, cotton, band aid, bandage, cast, collar, cotton ball. wash, wash off, swill, hose down, Disinfect, flush out, rinse. coloring (noun)
wash.
swab (noun)
mop, swob, dab.
wash (noun)
scrub, sweep, clean.

v.

clean (verb)
scrub, mop, wash, wipe.
contact (verb)
swob.
dry (verb)
drain, dry, dehydrate, evaporate, pump out, empty, parch, catheterize, mop, wring out, suck dry, blot, wipe, wither, dehumidify, stanch, desiccate, vaporize.

Other synonyms:

wash off, Disinfect. flush out, hose down. rinse. wash, scrub. swill. dry
dehumidify.
Other relevant words:
scrub, wash, rinse, clean, swob, flush out, dab.

Usage examples for swab

  1. By- the- way, when I was lying ill, a squad of Matabele came around, under that swab Muntusi, and looted a little, and assegai- ed the two piccaninnies." – The Triumph of Hilary Blachland by Bertram Mitford
  2. Pass a line around his legs and stuff a swab into his mouth if he don't stop swearing. – Mr. Trunnell by T. Jenkins Hains
  3. We must not forget that we were once upon a time youngsters ourselves, and we may possibly recall to mind some of the tricks we played in those days, ay, and after we had mounted a swab or maybe two, on our shoulders. – The Three Lieutenants by W.H.G. Kingston