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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of swab.

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Examples

  • Four thousand men in the Wichita area have been what they call swabbed for DNA, not that they are suspects but simply to eliminate people.

    CNN Transcript Feb 18, 2005

  • Routine lab tests using cells swabbed from the inside of a cheek can already expose genetic variations associated with cholesterol, cancer and hundreds of other traits and diseases, both common and rare.

    Google to Share Genetic Information on the Web | Impact Lab

  • Scientific data — soil samples swabbed from the silver itself — placed the treasure's burial site in an area with a geological makeup identical to western Hungary's.

    The Curse of the Sevso Silver

  • Scientific data — soil samples swabbed from the silver itself — placed the treasure's burial site in an area with a geological makeup identical to western Hungary's.

    The Curse of the Sevso Silver

  • The soot, the scales, the fire ashes, the mud – all had to be "swabbed" out at the river's brink by means of much water and an Indian "slat" broom.

    The Shagganappi

  • The bunkhouse was scrubbed; -- "swabbed" in the vernacular of the cowboys; the scant bedding was "cured" in the white sunlight; and the cook was adjured to extend himself in the preparation of "chuck"

    The Two-Gun Man

  • Panamanian marsupial frog, Hemiphractus fasciatus, getting "swabbed", i.e., tested for the presence of the microscopic fungal pathogen, Batrachochytrium dendrobatis which is sweeping through Central America, decimating entire amphbian communities.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • Panamanian marsupial frog, Hemiphractus fasciatus, getting "swabbed", or tested, for the presence of the microscopic fungal pathogen,

    Livescience.com

  • "swabbed" out at the river's brink by means of much water and an Indian

    The Shagganappi

  • "swabbed" to see if he could become a potential donor.

    TheaterMania.com

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