any thin and often transparent fabric made from any fiber in a plain or open weave.
a surgical dressing of loosely woven cotton.
any material made of an open, meshlike weave, as of wire.
a thin haze.
- gauze·like, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023
How to use gauze in a sentence
Treated by an officer carrying the quick-clot gauze, the man survived a wound to the abdomen.Thousands of bullets have been fired in this D.C. neighborhood. Fear is part of everyday life. | Peter Hermann, John D. Harden | July 23, 2021 | Washington Post
Fattening the fabric between two hot steel sheets left it looking like the gauze people have long used as a wound dressing, or bandage.
For their new gauze, the researchers ground up the shells of crabs, shrimp and lobsters.
The group described its new chitin-based gauze in the January 2021 issue of ACS Applied Bio Materials.
These researchers wondered if making a gauze out of it would speed wound healing better than the traditional cellulose-based gauze does.
The more we try to look through the gauze, the more it all begins to look like gauze.
It will end up shriveled up, dried up, dead; rolled up in dirty gauze and tossed into a wastebasket, quickly forgotten.
Another bold piece of color is a simple red dress made of silk gauze worn by one Monica Maurice for her wedding to Arthur Jackson.Here Comes the Bride…In Flaming Red: Two Centuries of Colorful Wedding Dresses | Liza Foreman | May 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Using tape and gauze, he then tried to plug the holes in that leg.
Thinking fondly of some gauze-filtered yesteryear where manufacturing jobs abounded and kids played outside more is one thing.
Madame Ratignolle, more careful of her complexion, had twined a gauze veil about her head.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
The wine spilled over Arobin's legs and some of it trickled down upon Mrs. Highcamp's black gauze gown.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
The only one who did justice to it was the countess-dowager—in a black gauze dress and white crêpe turban.Elster's Folly | Mrs. Henry Wood
Titania herself appears in the transparent robe of silver gauze.Charles Baudelaire, His Life | Thophile Gautier
In the dance in Scene VI she used a long black gauze scarf and a white one.Fifty Contemporary One-Act Plays | Various
British Dictionary definitions for gauze
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012