Definition of gauze noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɡɔːz//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɡɔːz//
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  1. 1 [uncountable] a type of light transparent cloth, usually made of cotton or silk
  2. 2 [uncountable] a type of thin cotton cloth used for covering and protecting wounds a gauze dressing Bandages made of gauze are useful for holding light dressings in place.
  3. 3[uncountable, countable] material made of a network of wire; a piece of this wire gauze
  4. Word Originmid 16th cent.: from French gaze, perhaps from Gaza, the name of a town in Palestine.
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