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noun     /ɡɔːz/ US  /ɡɑːz/
[U] a very thin, light cloth, used to make clothing, to cover cuts and to separate solids from liquids, etc.: a gauze skirt a piece of sterile gauzeMedical dressings, supports and devicesGeneral words for textiles [C or U] a material like a net formed by wires crossing over each other: wire gauzeNets, grids and grilles gauzy     /ˈɡɔː.zi/ US  /ˈɡɑː-/ adjective Soft and fluffyWords used to describe textiles
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