noun \ˈgz\

: a very thin cloth : cloth so thin that you can see through it

: loosely woven cotton that is used as a bandage

Full Definition of GAUZE

a :  a thin often transparent fabric used chiefly for clothing or draperies
b :  a loosely woven cotton surgical dressing
c :  a firm woven fabric of metal or plastic filaments
:  haze
gauze·like \-ˌlīk\ adjective
gauz·i·ly \ˈg-zə-lē\ adverb

Examples of GAUZE

  1. He wrapped the wound in gauze.
  2. <wrapped in the pale gauze of a misty afternoon, the city seemed eerily romantic to the strolling lovers>

Origin of GAUZE

Middle French gaze
First Known Use: 1561

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noun \ˈgz\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GAUZE

: a loosely woven cotton surgical dressing


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