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gauze


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gauze  \Gauze\,  n.  [F.  gaze;  so  called  because  it  was  first 
  introduced  from  Gaza,  a  city  of  Palestine.] 
  A  very  thin,  slight,  transparent  stuff,  generally  of  silk; 
  also  any  fabric  resembling  silk  gauze;  as  wire  gauze; 
  cotton  gauze. 
 
  {Gauze  dresser},  one  employed  in  stiffening  gauze. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gauze  \Gauze\,  a. 
  Having  the  qualities  of  gauze;  thin;  light;  as  gauze  merino 
  underclothing. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gauze 
  n  1:  a  loosely  woven  cotton  dressing  for  incisions  made  during 
  surgery  [syn:  {surgical  dressing}] 
  2:  a  transparent  fabric  with  a  loose  open  weave  [syn:  {netting}, 
  {veiling}] 




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