- The definition of gauze is a thin, loosely woven material.
An example of gauze is the material used for dressing cuts.
An arm being wrapped in gauze.Licensed from iStockPhoto
- any very thin, light, transparent, loosely woven material, as of cotton or silk
- any similar but stiff material, as of thin wire
- a thin mist
Origin: Fr gaze from Spanish gasa from Arabic ḳazz, raw silk from Persian käž
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- a. A thin, transparent fabric with a loose open weave, used for curtains and clothing.b. A thin, loosely woven surgical dressing, usually made of cotton.c. A thin plastic or metal woven mesh.
- A mist or haze.
Origin: French gaze, possibly from Spanish gasa (from Arabic qazz, raw silk, possibly from Persian kazh).
- gauzˈi·ly adverb
- gauzˈi·ness noun
gauze - Medical Definition