gauze gauze  /ˈɡɔz/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) (medicine) bleached cotton cloth of plain weave used for bandages and dressings
  2. (n) a net of transparent fabric with a loose open weave

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. A baboon-heart transplant inspires both awe and anger Except for the gauze-covered wound stretching almost the length of her torso, the tiny, dark-haired baby girl might.
  2. Seattle policemen wearing protective gauze face masks during influenza epidemic of 1918 which claimed millions of lives worldwide.
  3. Knoxville has a blood-soaked gauze tourniquet wrapped around the top of his head and is wearing a pink bathrobe; he looks like a cross-dressing Civil War re-enactor.

News

  1. Loan to manufacture amazing 'Quickclot'

    The 'Quickclot' gauze going through this cutting machine at the Z-Medica plant in Wallingford could very well save a life in one of the war zones.  
    on June 22, 2013     Source: WTNH-TV New Haven

  2. Woman ordered to trial on false rape report

    Police/Fire Woman ordered to trial on false rape report A Michigan woman accused of faking a sexual assault was ordered to stand trial on charges of making a false report of rape and tampering with evidence after a doctor said her purported bruises faded after he wiped them with gauze. AP Wire Port Huron Jun 19, 2013 googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display("dfp-ad-ght300x250 ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Grand Haven Tribune

  3. Mich. woman ordered to trial on false rape report

    PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan woman accused of faking a sexual assault was ordered to stand trial on charges of making a false report of rape and tampering with evidence Tuesday after a doctor said her purported bruises faded after he wiped them with gauze.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

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Quotes

  1. "When I turn up in Urbana, I will be wearing a gauze bandage around my neck, and my mouth will be seen to droop. So it goes," Ebert wrote.
    on Apr 24, 2007 By: Roger Ebert Source: Reuters Canada

  2. In an interview on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" Jackson, 43, says, "When I was younger on 'Good Times,' I was asked to lose weight. I wasn't a heavy kid on the show but I was 10 years old and developing very quickly so they would put gauze...
    on Mar 19, 2010 By: Janet Jackson Source: San Francisco Chronicle (blog)

  3. "As a career classroom teacher, I can see how smart she is," Paglia writes, "and, quite frankly, I think the people who don't see it are the stupid ones, wrapped in the fuzzy mummy-gauze of their own worn-out partisan dogma."
    on Nov 15, 2008 By: Camille Paglia Source: Boston Globe (registration)

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