Gauze (?), n. [F. gaze; so called because it was first introduced from Gaza, a city of Palestine.]

A very thin, slight, transparent stuff, generally of silk; also, any fabric resembling silk gauze; as, wire gauze; cotton gauze.

Gauze dresser, one employed in stiffening gauze.

 

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Gauze, a.

Having the qualities of gauze; thin; light; as, gauze merino underclothing.

 

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