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Definition of cotton wool noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

cotton wool

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noun
BrE BrE//ˌkɒtn ˈwʊl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkɑːtn ˈwʊl//
 
(British English) (US English (absorbent) cotton) [uncountable] Beauty products
 
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a soft mass of white material that is used for cleaning the skin or a wound cotton wool balls See related entries: Beauty products

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