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 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 : a fibrous coat of thick convoluted hairs borne by cotton seeds that yields the cotton staple
Examples of lint
I always have lint in my pocket.
The clothes dryer was clogged with lint.
Origin of lint
First Known Use: 14th century
Medical Definition of lint
1: a soft fleecy material used for poultices and dressings for wounds and made from linen usually by scraping
2British : sterile cotton cloth used for dressings
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