swabbing

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

swabbing

  1. Present participle of swab.

Noun[edit]

swabbing (plural swabbings)

  1. The act of one who swabs.
    • 1821, Robert Thomas, The modern practice of physic
      Cleanliness on board of a ship is highly necessary for the preservation of the health of seamen; but the custom of frequent swabbings or washings between the decks, as is too frequently practised, is certainly injurious []