Gauze meaning

gôz
The definition of gauze is a thin, loosely woven material.

An example of gauze is the material used for dressing cuts.

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A mist or haze.
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Any very thin, light, transparent, loosely woven material, as of cotton or silk.
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Any similar but stiff material, as of thin wire.
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A thin, loosely woven cloth usually of cotton, used for dressings, bandages, and absorbent sponges.
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A thin fabric with a loose, open weave.
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A similar bleached cotton fabric used as a surgical dressing.
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A thin woven metal or plastic mesh.
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Wire gauze, used as fence.
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To apply a dressing of gauze.
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A thin mist.
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Origin of gauze

  • French gaze ultimately (perhaps via Spanish gasa) from Arabic qazz raw silk of Middle Persian origin Persian kaž bent, crooked, low-quality silk

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French gaze, either from Arabic قَزّ (qazz, “silk”), from Persian کز (kaz, “silk”), from Middle Persian kaz (“silk”); or from غَزّة (ġazza, “Gaza”), a city associated with silk production.

    From Wiktionary