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gauze

 (gôz)
n.
1.
a. A thin, transparent fabric with a loose open weave, used for curtains and clothing.
b. A thin, loosely woven surgical dressing, usually made of cotton.
c. A thin plastic or metal woven mesh.
2. A mist or haze.

[French gaze, ultimately (perhaps via Spanish gasa) from Arabic qazz, raw silk, of Middle Persian origin; akin to Persian kaž, bent, crooked, low-quality silk.]

gauze

(ɡɔːz)
n
1. (Textiles)
a. a transparent cloth of loose plain or leno weave
b. (as modifier): a gauze veil.
2. (Surgery) a surgical dressing of muslin or similar material
3. any thin openwork material, such as wire
4. (Physical Geography) a fine mist or haze
[C16: from French gaze, perhaps from Gaza, where it was believed to originate]

gauze

(gɔz)

n.
1. thin and often transparent fabric made from any fiber in a plain or leno weave.
2. a surgical dressing of loosely woven cotton.
3. any material made of an open, meshlike weave, as of wire.
4. a thin haze.
[1555–65; < Middle French gaze, of uncertain orig.]

gauze

A fine mesh cloth, often painted, visible when lit from the front but disappearing when only lit from behind.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gauze - (medicine) bleached cotton cloth of plain weave used for bandages and dressingsgauze - (medicine) bleached cotton cloth of plain weave used for bandages and dressings
bandage, patch - a piece of soft material that covers and protects an injured part of the body
cotton - fabric woven from cotton fibers
petrolatum gauze - gauze saturated with petrolatum
surgical dressing - a loosely woven cotton dressing for incisions made during surgery
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
2.gauze - a net of transparent fabric with a loose open weavegauze - a net of transparent fabric with a loose open weave
cheesecloth - a coarse loosely woven cotton gauze; originally used to wrap cheeses
gossamer - a gauze fabric with an extremely fine texture
meshwork, meshing, network, mesh, net - an open fabric of string or rope or wire woven together at regular intervals
Translations
شاش للضِّمادَه
gázagázový
gazegaze-
aitaverkkokudottulintuniisikangasmetallikangasmetalliverkko
grisja, sárabindi
marlė
marlemarles-
gázagázový
sargı bezi

gauze

[gɔːz] N (gen) → gasa f

gauze

[ˈgɔːz] n
(= material) → gaze f
(= wound dressing) → gaze f

gauze

nGaze f; (Med also) → (Verbands)mull m

gauze

[gɔːz] ngarza

gauze

(goːz) noun
thin cloth used eg to cover wounds. a length of gauze; (also adjective) a gauze bandage.

gauze

n. gasa:
absorbable ______ absorbible;
absorbent ______ absorbente;
antiseptic ______ antiséptica;
___ compresscompresa de ___.

gauze

n gasa
References in classic literature ?
The countess was to wear a claret-colored velvet dress, and the two girls white gauze over pink silk slips, with roses on their bodices and their hair dressed a la grecque.
Polly was looking sorrowfully at a rent in her pretty gauze gown, and Button-Bright's fox head had stuck fast in a gopher hole and he was wiggling his little fat legs frantically in an effort to get free.
Their piercing eye has seen--as did Athanase --the brilliant future which awaited them, and from which they fancied that only a thin gauze parted them; but that gauze through which their eyes could see is changed by Society into a wall of iron.
These descendants of the sect of Zoroaster--the most thrifty, civilised, intelligent, and austere of the East Indians, among whom are counted the richest native merchants of Bombay--were celebrating a sort of religious carnival, with processions and shows, in the midst of which Indian dancing-girls, clothed in rose-coloured gauze, looped up with gold and silver, danced airily, but with perfect modesty, to the sound of viols and the clanging of tambourines.
A woman sits and weaves with fingers deft Her story of the flower-lit stream, Threading the jasper gauze in dream, Till like faint smoke it dies; and she, bereft, Recalls the parting words that died Under the casement some far eventide, And stays the disappointed loom, While from the little lonely room Into the lonely night she peers, And, like the rain, unheeded fall her tears.
But you," he said, "with that light dress, and without anything to cover you but that gauze scarf, perhaps you feel cold?
I know you think me a shocking, conceited, frivolous girl; but then, you know, I don't attribute it ALL to my personal attractions: I give some praise to the hairdresser, and some to my exquisitely lovely dress--you must see it to-morrow--white gauze over pink satin--and so SWEETLY made
Veil after veil of thin dusky gauze is lifted, and by degrees the forms and colours of things are restored to them, and we watch the dawn remaking the world in its antique pattern.
And now she had nothing to do but to put on her long sleeves, her new white gauze neckerchief, and her straw hat trimmed with white to-day instead of the pink, which had become rather faded under the July sun.
Madame Ratignolle, more careful of her complexion, had twined a gauze veil about her head.
Marie lay reclined on a sofa, opposite the window opening on the verandah, closely secluded, under an awning of transparent gauze, from the outrages of the mosquitos, and languidly holding in her hand an elegantly bound prayer-book.
Perhaps the leaves are beginning to break out and uncurl--and perhaps--the gray is changing and a green gauze veil is creeping--and creeping over--everything.