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gauze /ɡɔːz/ n
  1. a transparent cloth of loose plain or leno weave
  2. a surgical dressing of muslin or similar material
  3. any thin openwork material, such as wire
  4. a fine mist or haze
Etymology: 16th Century: from French gaze, perhaps from Gaza, where it was believed to originate




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