tow·​el·​ette | \ˌtau̇-(ə-)ˈlet \

Definition of towelette 

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

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It is applied topically every day by the patient in the form of a towelette. Marci Robin, Allure, "The FDA Has Approved Qbrexza Cloths to Treat Excessive Underarm Sweating," 2 July 2018 For minor cleanups, a moist towelette (like a baby wipe) should do the trick. Southern Living, "10 Things You Should Know About Your Dog," 3 July 2018 The first-aid kit is stocked with more than 100 items, including bandages [5], antiseptic towelettes and hand wipes, antibiotic ointment and aspirin. Joe Veix, WSJ, "Survive in Style With a $995 Emergency Kit," 4 May 2018 The good news is that the latest batch of self-tanning foams, towelettes, and creams are anything but—and these testimonies from some former skeptics are proof. Lindsay Schallon, Glamour, "10 Self-Tanners That Won't Turn You Orange, According to Editors," 3 May 2018 Face and Body Self-Tanning Towelettes To buy: $36 with code (originally $48); These little towelettes deliver a natural-looking, streak-free sunless tan with just one swipe. Kathleen Mulpeter,, "Kate Somerville Is Having a HUGE Sale Right Now—Here's What We're Buying," 27 Apr. 2018 Here’s a pack of moist towelettes and a bottle of Febreze. Phil Thompson,, "Cubs have opening for 'part-time mascot handler' and we have translations," 2 Apr. 2018 Each one comes with a privacy curtain, air conditioning, electrical outlets, USB ports, bottled water, earplugs, a moist face towelette and a bag to hold your shoes. Diana Kruzman, USA TODAY, "New bus service brings back comfortable overnight travel," 2 Feb. 2018 Your best bet is to use a product that’s formulated specifically to clean phone screens, like these towelettes from Sephora. Korin Miller, SELF, "Why You Seriously Need to Stop Taking Your Phone Into the Bathroom," 15 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of towelette

1902, in the meaning defined above

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