cotton wool(redirected from purified cotton)
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1. Cotton in its natural or raw state.
2. Chiefly British A cotton ball or a wad of cotton.
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1. (Textiles) chiefly Also called: purified cotton Brit bleached and sterilized cotton from which the gross impurities, such as the seeds and waxy matter, have been removed: used for surgical dressings, tampons, etc. Usual US term: absorbent cotton
2. (Textiles) cotton in the natural state
a. a state of pampered comfort and protection
b. (as modifier): a cotton-wool existence.
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cotton in its raw state.
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|Noun||1.||cotton wool - soft silky fibers from cotton plants in their raw state|
cotton - fabric woven from cotton fibers
cushioning, padding - artifact consisting of soft or resilient material used to fill or give shape or protect or add comfort
absorbent cotton - cotton made absorbent by removal of the natural wax
long-staple cotton - cotton with relatively long fibers
short-staple cotton - cotton with relatively short fibers
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cotton wool→ قُطْن طِبّيّ vata vat Watte ακατέργαστο βαμβάκι algodón, algodón en rama pumpuli ouate vata ovatta 脱脂綿 솜 watten vatt wata algodão hidrófilo вата bomull สำลี pamuk bông mềm 棉絮
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