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From French gaze, either from Arabic قَزّ (qazz, “silk”), from Persian کز (kaz, “silk”), from Middle Persian kaz (“silk”); or from غَزّة (ġazza, “Gaza”), a city associated with silk production.
gauze (plural gauzes)
- A thin fabric with a loose, open weave.
- A similar bleached cotton fabric used as a surgical dressing.
- A thin woven metal or plastic mesh.
- Wire gauze, used as fence.
- Mist or haze
thin fabric with open weave
cotton fabric used as surgical dressing
gauze (third-person singular simple present gauzes, present participle gauzing, simple past and past participle gauzed)
- To apply a dressing of gauze
- To mist