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gauze

1. 
a. a transparent cloth of loose plain or leno weave
b. (as modifier): a gauze veil
2. a surgical dressing of muslin or similar material
3. a fine mist or haze

Gauze

 

a light, transparent, porous, absorbent cotton fabric of plain weave. Gauze is usually bleached, but is occasionally produced in its unbleached state. Primarily intended for surgical dressings, it is also used as interfacing in clothing and as backing for maps.

gauze

[gȯz]
(materials)
A sheer, loosely woven textile fabric similar to cheesecloth; used for surgical dressings.
A plastic or wire mesh.

gauze

1. Any thin, open-weave, woven fabric; usually transparent.
2. A fine wire cloth; also called lawn.
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People were told to stay indoors and wear gauze masks.
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The blast rattled windows and set off car alarms in the area and police warned residents to acquire supplies of gauze masks and store drinking water.
The workers wore cotton gauze masks only on an "occasional basis".
Residents were warned to stay indoors and wear gauze masks, roads were closed, trains halted and aircraft grounded.