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English definition of “tissue”

tissue

noun (PAPER)    /ˈtɪʃ.uː/ /ˈtɪs.juː/
B1 [C or U] soft paper that is used for cleaning, especially your nose, and is thrown away after use, or a small rectangular piece of this: She handed me a tissue just as I sneezed. I always keep a box of tissues in the car. He used a piece of tissue to clean his sunglasses. → Compare handkerchiefEquipment used for cleaning [U] (also tissue paper) thin, light paper used especially for wrapping delicate things: The shop assistant wrapped the vase carefully in tissue paper.Paper
(Definition of tissue noun (PAPER) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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