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Definition of "gauze" []

  • A thin, transparent fabric with a loose open weave, used for curtains and clothing. (noun)
  • A thin, loosely woven surgical dressing, usually made of cotton. (noun)
  • A thin plastic or metal woven mesh. (noun)
  • A mist or haze. (noun)
  • A transparent cloth of loose plain or leno weave (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • A surgical dressing of muslin or similar material (noun)
  • Any thin openwork material, such as wire (noun)
  • A fine mist or haze (noun)

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Use "gauze" in a sentence
  • "Well, they packed stuff in it, just like what I call gauze tape, you know, that we sew."
  • "Among the exceptions is an elegant dark wooden chest of drawers from Hitler's chancellery, filigreed with hundreds of swastika forms, which has been hung at a diagonal angle on a corner wall, and is further protected from possible Hitler admirers by a thin gauze panel."
  • "Then maybe wrap these big scrapes in gauze and tape."