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lint

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noun \ˈlint\

Simple Definition of lint

  • : tiny pieces of cloth or another soft material

  • : a soft material that is used for covering and protecting cuts and wounds

Full Definition of lint

  1. 1 a :  a soft fleecy material made from linen usually by scraping b :  fuzz consisting especially of fine ravelings and short fibers of yarn and fabric

  2. 2 :  a fibrous coat of thick convoluted hairs borne by cotton seeds that yields the cotton staple

lint·less play \-ləs\ adjective
linty play \ˈlin-tē\ adjective

Examples of lint

  1. I always have lint in my pocket.

  2. The clothes dryer was clogged with lint.



Origin of lint

Middle English


First Known Use: 14th century


Medical Dictionary

lint

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noun \ˈlint\

Medical Definition of lint

  1. 1:  a soft fleecy material used for poultices and dressings for wounds and made from linen usually by scraping

  2. 2British :  sterile cotton cloth used for dressings





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