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lint

noun [U] uk   /lɪnt/ us  
short threads that come off the surface of cloth when it is being produced mainly UK soft material made from cloth threads, used for protecting injuries mainly US small loose pieces of cotton, wool, etc. that stick on the surface of a fabric, etc.
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in Spanish hilas, pelusa…
in French ouate, peluche…
in German der Wundverband, der Fussel…
in Chinese (Traditional) 纖維, (敷傷口的)軟紗布,軟麻布…
in Chinese (Simplified) 纤维, (敷伤口的)软纱布,软麻布…
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