noun \ˈlint\

: 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

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
:  a fibrous coat of thick convoluted hairs borne by cotton seeds that yields the cotton staple
lint·less \-ləs\ adjective
linty \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

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noun \ˈlint\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of LINT

:  a soft fleecy material used for poultices and dressings for wounds and made from linen usually by scraping
British :  sterile cotton cloth used for dressings


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