tow·​el·​ette | \ ˌtau̇-(ə-)ˈlet How to pronounce towelette (audio) \

Definition of towelette

: a small usually premoistened piece of material used for personal cleansing (as of the hands)

Examples of towelette in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And after a wipe with a towelette, a scrubbing from the cloth and some port checkups, your phone should feel good as new. Benjamin Levin, CNN Underscored, "Here’s your how-to guide on keeping your phone clean," 17 Aug. 2020 Each towelette is packed with a ton of vitamins and nutrients, including argan oil and vitamin C. Shauna Beni, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Hair Products to Pack for Your Overnight Camping Trip," 10 Aug. 2020 They will, however, be allowed to carry a moist towelette in their back pocket. Kevin Sherrington, Dallas News, "Why MLB’s stringent COVID-19 guidelines will make the return to baseball anything but normal," 25 June 2020 Goldman is exploring ways to open doors without contact, possibly setting out towelettes that can be used to touch handles and then discarded on the other side. Jennifer Surane,, "Wall Street Tries to Figure Out How to Get Back to the Office," 15 May 2020 The kit includes antiseptic towelettes, alcohol wipes, antibiotic ointment packets, a cold compress, 50 adhesive bandages, a tape roll, butterfly closures, finger splints, gauze pads and gloves. oregonlive, "100-piece first aid kit for under $10 to stay prepared at home during coronavirus isolation," 20 Apr. 2020 Because rubbing your eyes can cause redness and irritation, Waldorf recommends using gentle makeup-removing pads or towelettes to thoroughly wipe away dirt, oil and waterproof mascara. NBC News, "How to reduce dark under-eye circles, according to dermatologists," 29 Jan. 2020 The treatment starts by gently cleansing the skin with an antibacterial towelette, to clear away any impurities, followed by an application of Exfoliant•K Mentholated Face and Body Scrub. Rachel Marlowe, The Hollywood Reporter, "Is the Butt Facial the Must-Have Beauty Treatment of the Summer?," 16 July 2019 Skinner goes down the line of diners, pouring warm water into the now-empty jars; a coil of cloth swells into a moist towelette. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "Outside Houston, a chef with a flair for the avant-garde serves up three hours of sorcery," 11 June 2019

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First Known Use of towelette

1902, in the meaning defined above

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31 Aug 2020

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“Towelette.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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