[ gawz ]
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  1. any thin and often transparent fabric made from any fiber in a plain or open weave.

  2. a surgical dressing of loosely woven cotton.

  1. any material made of an open, meshlike weave, as of wire.

  2. a thin haze.

Origin of gauze

First recorded in 1555–65; from French gaze; ultimate origin unknown

Other words from gauze

  • gauze·like, adjective

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How to use gauze in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for gauze


/ (ɡɔːz) /

    • a transparent cloth of loose plain or leno weave

    • (as modifier): a gauze veil

  1. a surgical dressing of muslin or similar material

  1. any thin openwork material, such as wire

  2. a fine mist or haze

Origin of gauze

C16: from French gaze, perhaps from Gaza, where it was believed to originate

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