Origin of gauze
Examples from the Web for gauze
The more we try to look through the gauze, the more it all begins to look like gauze.
Using tape and gauze, he then tried to plug the holes in that leg.
Put the bandages and gauze away, and get ready to enjoy oysters for their ease rather than their challenge.
Otoyo and Judy and Molly folded the gauze into the neat little six-inch squares.Molly Brown's College Friends|Nell Speed
Strips of gauze or absorbent cotton saturated with the solution should now be applied and renewed only occasionally.Special Report on Diseases of the Horse|United States Department of Agriculture
The only sure remedy is the box covered with gauze or glass.Soil Culture|J. H. Walden
We seat ourselves, as before, under a gauze tent and sip odd little drinks tasting of flowers.Madame Chrysantheme Complete|Pierre Loti
The auricle is now pulled forward, and the gauze strip is removed from the mastoid cavity.
British Dictionary definitions for gauze
- a transparent cloth of loose plain or leno weave
- (as modifier)a gauze veil
Word Origin for gauze
Word Origin and History 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].