Wad vs Swab - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between wad and swab
is that wad
is third person singular of while swab
is to use a swab on something, or clean something with a swab.
As a noun swab is
(medicine) a small piece of soft, absorbent material, such as gauze, used to clean wounds, apply medicine, or take samples of body fluids often attached to a stick or wire to aid access.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
* (l) (obsolete)
An amorphous, compact mass.
A substantial pile (normally of money).
- Our cat loves to play with a small wad of paper.
A soft plug or seal, particularly as used between the powder and pellets in a shotgun cartridge.
(slang) A sandwich.
(vulgar, slang) An ejaculate of semen.
(mineralogy) Any black manganese oxide or hydroxide mineral rich rock in the oxidized zone of various ore deposits.
- With a wad of cash like that, she should not have been walking round Manhattan
* (ejaculate) blow one's wad, shoot one's wad
To crumple or crush into a compact, amorphous shape or ball.
(Ulster) To wager.
To insert or force a wad into.
- She wadded up the scrap of paper and threw it in the trash.
To stuff or line with some soft substance, or wadding, like cotton.
- to wad a gun
- to wad a cloak
(medicine) a small piece of soft, absorbent material, such as gauze, used to clean wounds, apply medicine, or take samples of body fluids. Often attached to a stick or wire to aid access.
A sample taken with a swab (1).
A piece of material used for cleaning or sampling other items like musical instruments or guns.
A mop, especially on a ship.
(slang) A sailor; a swabby.
* (sailor) swabby
To use a swab on something, or clean something with a swab.
* , chapter=6
Mr. Pratt's Patients
, passage=He had one hand on the bounce bottle—and he'd never let go of that since he got back to the table—but he had a handkerchief in the other and was swabbing
his deadlights with it.}}