gauze

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French gaze.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: gôz, IPA(key): /ɡɔːz/
    • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɔːz
  • Homophones: gores (non-rhotic accents)

Noun[edit]

gauze (countable and uncountable, plural gauzes)

  1. A thin fabric with a loose, open weave.
  2. (medicine) 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. (literary) To mist; to become gauze-like.
    • 1902, Barbara Baynton, Sally Krimmer; Alan Lawson, editors, Bush Studies (Portable Australian Authors: Barbara Baynton), St Lucia: University of Queensland Press, published 1980, page 28:
      The wide plain gauzed into a sea on which the hut floated lonely.

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Pennsylvania German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cf. German gauzen.

Verb[edit]

gauze

  1. to bark
    Synonym: blaffe