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Topic: HOSPITAL

Date: 1500-1600
Language: French
Origin: gaze, probably from Gaza, town in Palestine

gauze

noun
     
gauze [uncountable]
1DH very thin transparent material with very small holes in it
2 also gauze bandage American EnglishMH thin cotton with very small holes in it that is used for tying around a wound:
His hands were wrapped in gauze bandages.
3 a material made of thin threads of metal or plastic:
They covered the tubes with wire gauze.
gauzy adjective:
a gauzy white dress
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