gauze

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noun \ˈgȯz\

Definition of gauze

  1. 1a :  a thin often transparent fabric used chiefly for clothing or draperiesb :  a loosely woven cotton surgical dressingc :  a firm woven fabric of metal or plastic filaments

  2. 2 :  haze

gauzelike

play \ˈgȯz-ˌlīk\ adjective

gauzily

play \ˈgȯ-zə-lē\ adverb

Examples of gauze in a Sentence

  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

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Origin and Etymology of gauze

Middle French gaze


GAUZE Defined for English Language Learners

gauze

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Definition of gauze for English Language Learners

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

  • : loosely woven cotton that is used as a bandage


GAUZE Defined for Kids

gauze

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noun \ˈgȯz\

Definition of gauze for Students

  1. 1 :  a thin fabric that allows light to pass through it

  2. 2 :  loosely woven cotton used as a bandage


Medical Dictionary

gauze

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noun \ˈgȯz\

Medical Definition of gauze

  1. :  a loosely woven cotton surgical dressing



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