gauze

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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.

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Noun[edit]

gauze (plural gauzes)

  1. A thin fabric with a loose, open weave.
  2. A similar bleached cotton fabric used as a surgical dressing.
  3. A thin woven metal or plastic mesh.
  4. Wire gauze, used as fence.
  5. Mist or haze

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Verb[edit]

gauze (third-person singular simple present gauzes, present participle gauzing, simple past and past participle gauzed)

  1. To apply a dressing of gauze
  2. To mist

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