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gauze / gôz/ • n. a thin translucent fabric of silk, linen, or cotton. ∎  (also wire gauze) a very fine wire mesh. ∎  Med. thin, loosely woven cloth used for dressing and swabs. ∎  [in sing.] fig. a transparent haze or film: they saw the grasslands through a gauze of golden dust. DERIVATIVES: gauz·i·ly / -zəlē/ adv. gauz·i·ness n.gauz·y adj.

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gauze XVI. — F. gaze, prob. f. Gaza name of a town in Palestine.

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gauze (gawz) n. thin open-woven material used in several layers for the preparation of dressings and swabs.