- any thin and often transparent fabric made from any fiber in a plain or leno weave.
- a surgical dressing of loosely woven cotton.
- any material made of an open, meshlike weave, as of wire.
- a thin haze.
Origin of gauze
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Examples from the Web for gauze
Contemporary Examples of gauze
The more we try to look through the gauze, the more it all begins to look like gauze.A Novel Nearly Impossible to Review
December 28, 2014
Using tape and gauze, he then tried to plug the holes in that leg.Ty Carter Awarded Medal of Honor
David Eisler, Jake Tapper
August 31, 2013
Put the bandages and gauze away, and get ready to enjoy oysters for their ease rather than their challenge.What to Eat
September 1, 2009
Historical Examples of gauze
Wrap in a strip of gauze or cheesecloth and place in a steamer.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 3
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
Let her go as Ariel, all gauze, flesh-tints, and natural curves.
She hailed the happy thought and invested in countless yards of gauze.
With that idea, I took off the gauze which covered my features.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
There was further, in the wonderful box, an old remnant of gauze.Sue, A Little Heroine
L. T. Meade
- a transparent cloth of loose plain or leno weave
- (as modifier)a gauze veil
- a surgical dressing of muslin or similar material
- any thin openwork material, such as wire
- a fine mist or haze
Word Origin for gauze
1560s, gais, from French gaze, conjectured to be from Arabic gazz "raw silk" [Barnhart], or from Gaza, Palestinian city associated with production of this fabric [Klein, Du Cagne].
- A bleached, woven cotton cloth, used for dressings, bandages, and absorbent sponges.