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Definition of gauze noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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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
  3. 3[uncountable, countable] material made of a network of wire; a piece of this wire gauze
adjective [usually before noun] a gauzy material
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: gauze